Trump Hails 'Great Relationship' With Duterte

Newser| Mon Nov 13 04:01:53 EST 2017
(Newser) – His lengthy Asia trip nearing its end, President Trump once more pushed for equitable trade deals and opted to publicly prioritize strategic interests over human rights, declining to shine a spotlight on the violent drug war overseen by his Philippine host, reports the AP. Trump repeatedly praised Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday, pointedly calling him by his first name. What he did not do was what many predecessors have done: highlight human rights abuses while overseas. Duterte has overseen a bloody drug war that has featured extrajudicial killings and has boasted about killing people with his own hands. During brief remarks to reporters, Trump said he and Duterte ..

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