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Trump invites Duterte to the White House

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posted on Apr, 30 2017 @ 07:06 PM
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Fascist who?


During their “very friendly conversation,” the administration said in a late-night statement, Mr. Trump invited Mr. Duterte, an authoritarian leader accused of ordering extrajudicial killings of drug suspects in the Philippines, to visit him at the White House.

Now, administration officials are bracing for an avalanche of criticism from human rights groups. Two senior officials said they expected the State Department and the National Security Council, both of which were caught off guard by the invitation, to raise objections internally.



After Mr. Trump was elected, Mr. Duterte called to congratulate him. Later, the Philippine leader issued a statement saying that the president-elect had wished him well in his antidrug campaign, which has resulted in the deaths of several thousand people suspected of using or selling narcotics, as well as others who may have had no involvement with drugs.


And the part that shouldn't surprise anyone..


Mr. Trump has a commercial connection to the Philippines: His name is stamped on a $150 million, 57-floor tower in Manila, a licensing deal that netted his company millions of dollars. Mr. Duterte appointed the chairman of the company developing the tower, Jose E. B. Antonio, as an envoy to Washington for trade, investment and economic affairs.


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Duterte isn't a president or a leader, he's a gangster that managed to get elected. Thousands of drug users and dealers have already been murdered, along with an unknown number of innocent people.

No trial. Nothing.

And just to give you an idea of who Duterte is..

Ex-policeman flees Philippines after testifying to Duterte 'death squad' link

Detainees found in ‘secret cell’ in Philippine police station

Mass murder' complaint filed against Philippines' Duterte

‘They Are Slaughtering Us Like Animals’

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posted on Apr, 30 2017 @ 07:27 PM
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a reply to: underwerks

Politicians are the biggest gangsters of all. Is he not supposed to meet with him?



posted on Apr, 30 2017 @ 07:30 PM
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All governments are run by organized crime. The rule of law doesn't exist. Justice is not blind as usual.


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posted on Apr, 30 2017 @ 07:31 PM
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a reply to: underwerks

Like it or not the Phillipines is the cornerstone of the US pacific defense. If the Phillipines are lost to China you give China Asia completely. You also lose Korea and Vietnam as well. The US cant afford to lose the philippines and of course they need to foster that relationship.



posted on Apr, 30 2017 @ 07:32 PM
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a reply to: underwerks


Fascist who?


Not Trump...

Remind me again, how does - inviting a world leader into the oval office for a constructive dialogue about some of today's most concerning geopolitical issues - equate to fascism?



posted on Apr, 30 2017 @ 07:33 PM
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a reply to: knowledgehunter0986

Considering he wouldn't be able to get a visa to even get in the country if he wasn't president because of his crimes against humanity, I'd say no.

But I wouldn't be surprised to see people rationalize it, because Trump.



posted on Apr, 30 2017 @ 07:33 PM
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originally posted by: ColdWisdom
a reply to: underwerks


Fascist who?


Not Trump...

Remind me again, how does - inviting a world leader into the oval office for a constructive dialogue about some of today's most concerning geopolitical issues - equate to fascism?

You are the company you keep.



posted on Apr, 30 2017 @ 07:35 PM
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Maybe President Trump should invite thug, violence and drug dealing glorifying, misogynistic rappers to the white house, or maybe race baiting psuedo celebtities?



posted on Apr, 30 2017 @ 07:36 PM
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Duterte isn't a president or a leader, he's a gangster that managed to get elected. Thousands of drug users and dealers have already been murdered, along with an unknown number of innocent people.


You are the company you keep.





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posted on Apr, 30 2017 @ 07:37 PM
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originally posted by: Mark08
Maybe President Trump should invite thug, violence and drug dealing glorifying, misogynistic rappers to the white house, or maybe race baiting psuedo celebtities?

Have any of those people killed over 6,000 people without trial?
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posted on Apr, 30 2017 @ 07:37 PM
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What's irrational about world leaders having a meeting? Does a meeting mean that Trump is endorsing Duterte and everything he stands for? Or is it just a meeting?

Let's be honest here, all world leaders are corrupt and have probably done heinous acts behind closed doors.



posted on Apr, 30 2017 @ 07:40 PM
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originally posted by: knowledgehunter0986
a reply to: underwerks

What's irrational about world leaders having a meeting? Does a meeting mean that Trump is endorsing Duterte and everything he stands for? Or is it just a meeting?

Let's be honest here, all world leaders are corrupt and have probably done heinous acts behind closed doors.

So that makes this ok?
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posted on Apr, 30 2017 @ 07:41 PM
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a reply to: ColdWisdom

Completely. Trump is just an anti-Obama. No real difference, just the other end of the spectrum.



posted on Apr, 30 2017 @ 07:44 PM
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a reply to: underwerks

I'm still waiting for you to explain the link to fascism and how this meeting makes Trump a fascist.



posted on Apr, 30 2017 @ 07:44 PM
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a reply to: underwerks

The point im making is if Trump were to only meet world leaders that were morally righteous, I don't think he'd be meeting anyone.



posted on Apr, 30 2017 @ 07:49 PM
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a reply to: ColdWisdom

It was a shot at how everyone is calling the left fascist lately, while the president invites one of the worst tyrants in the world to the white house, who he also congratulated on his war on drugs.

Don't read into it too hard.



posted on Apr, 30 2017 @ 07:49 PM
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a reply to: underwerks

Trump should meet with only democratically elected nice people.

Just like Obama did.



posted on Apr, 30 2017 @ 07:51 PM
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a reply to: underwerks

Just take a look at your own backyard, you think the US is any better? I'll be fair and even throw Trump in the mix. I can promise you US has killed more than 6000 of their own.



posted on Apr, 30 2017 @ 07:55 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
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Trump should meet with only democratically elected nice people.

Just like Obama did.


Not at all. Just not congratulate them on how they're handling things, when they murder thousands of people without trial over drug offenses. Duterte gives wholesale license for people to kill others on the street.



posted on Apr, 30 2017 @ 07:57 PM
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a reply to: knowledgehunter0986

And that makes what Duterte does ok? It's just something that shouldn't matter, because its happened before?



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