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Wed May 24, 2017, 12:40 AM

Trump Praised Philippines President Duterte For Drug War That Has Killed 9,000 People

Trump told Duterte he was doing an “unbelievable job on the drug problem,” according to a transcript. Human rights groups disagree.

President Donald Trump opened a brief April phone call with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte by commending the strongman’s bloody war on drugs, according to a transcript obtained by The Washington Post and the The Intercept.

“I just wanted to congratulate you because I am hearing of the unbelievable job on the drug problem,” said Trump. “Many countries have the problem, we have a problem, but what a great job you are doing and I just wanted to call and tell you that.”

Trump then criticized former President Barack Obama, who had spoken out against Duterte’s violent anti-drug offensive that has killed an estimated 9,000 people, including many small-time users and dealers.

“I understand that and fully understand that and I think we had a previous president who did not understand that, but I understand that and we have spoken about this before,” Trump said, according to the transcript.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-duterte-drug-war-call_us_5924a046e4b0650cc01fd23c?k2a&ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

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Reply Trump Praised Philippines President Duterte For Drug War That Has Killed 9,000 People (Original post)
womanofthehills May 2017 OP
First Speaker May 2017 #1
dalton99a May 2017 #2
GReedDiamond May 2017 #3

Response to womanofthehills (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 01:10 AM

1. ...makes me wonder just who Trump would like to massacre in this country...

...in order to solve some social "problem"...maybe journalists?

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Response to First Speaker (Reply #1)

Wed May 24, 2017, 01:55 AM

2. They are #1 on his list

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Response to womanofthehills (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 02:09 AM

3. Twitler/HillbillyBoySessions don't necessarily wanna KILL the druggies...

...although they certainly wouldn't mind doing so.

But there is more $$$$ in putting as many as possible non-violent "drug offenders" in privately owned, for profit prisons.

End of Story.

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