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Wed May 24, 2017, 02:16 PM

 

Trump praises Duterte for 'unbelievable job' cracking down on drugs in the Philippines

Trump praises Duterte for 'unbelievable job' cracking down on drugs in the Philippines
By Louis Nelson 05/24/2017 07:27 AM EDT

President Donald Trump congratulated his Filipino counterpart, Rodrigo Duterte, during a phone call last month for doing “an unbelievable job on the drug problem” in the Philippines, where the government has sanctioned the extrajudicial killing of suspects.

A transcript of the April 29 conversation published online by The Intercept and reported by multiple media outlets, including The New York Times, comes from the Office of American Affairs in the Philippines’ Department of Foreign Affairs. The transcript is preceded by a coversheet marked “confidential” that lays out security procedures for the document.

“I just wanted to congratulate you because I am hearing of the unbelievable job on the drug problem,” Trump told Duterte, according to the transcript. “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.”

According to the State Department’s 2016 Human Rights Report, which was last updated in March, police and vigilantes in the Philippines had killed more than 6,000 suspected drug dealers since July, the month after Duterte took office. An “apparent governmental disregard for human rights and due process” was among the State Department’s “most significant human rights problems” in the Philippines.

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/24/trump-rodrigo-duterte-call-transcript-238758

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 02:19 PM

1. He's a disgrace

Should we have shot Trump's brother? I mean, so what it was alcohol. He was an addict.

Chump will go down in history as our worst president.

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Response to janterry (Reply #1)

Wed May 24, 2017, 02:25 PM

2. When the president of your country

 

praises the death squads in another dictators country...

Be afraid America

Twitler will go down in history as our worst nightmare. It's only just getting started I'm afraid.

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