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Sun Nov 12, 2017, 07:59 PM

 

Trump unlikely to rebuke Duterte for drug war killings

Source: Associated Press

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has sanctioned a bloody drug war that features extrajudicial killing. He called Barack Obama a "son of a whore." This week, he boasted that he murdered a man with his own hands.

All that may well go unmentioned in public by President Donald Trump when the leaders hold talks Monday.

Breaking with his presidential predecessors, Trump has largely abandoned publicly pressing foreign leaders on human rights, instead showing a willingness to embrace international strongmen for strategic gain. He has cozied up to autocrats such as Saudi Arabia's King Salman, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi and Russian President Vladimir Putin. And earlier in this trip to Asia he made no mention of human rights during multiple appearances in Beijing with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

"Trump seems very comfortable with strongmen. It's not just that he won't criticize Duterte. I wouldn't be surprised if he patted him on the back," said Mike Chinoy, senior fellow at U.S.-China Institute at the University of Southern California.

Read more: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/national-politics/article184228903.html#storylink=rss



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doc03 Nov 12 #1
efhmc Nov 12 #2
unhip white guy Nov 12 #3
truthisfreedom Nov 12 #4
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Sun Nov 12, 2017, 08:10 PM

1. Well we know he won't do it to his face. He talked tough about China and Russia but in their

presence he kisses their ass.

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Sun Nov 12, 2017, 08:11 PM

2. fake 45's kind of guy.

Isn't there some strong man club he can join and stay out of the country forever?

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Sun Nov 12, 2017, 08:16 PM

3. Gutless

 

Like most GOP.

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Sun Nov 12, 2017, 08:20 PM

4. As long as he gets his compliments, he won't badmouth anyone within reach. He

only tweets insults. He's a wimp when it comes to insulting any male in person. He only insults women to their faces.

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Sun Nov 12, 2017, 09:12 PM

5. Hell, I wouldn't be surprised if he attends a public execution with him... nt

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Mon Nov 13, 2017, 09:35 AM

6. k for visibility

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