This week, he boasted that he murdered a man with his own hands.
Trump will also be having an informal dinner later Monday with Turnbull. And earlier in this trip to Asia he made no mention of human rights during multiple appearances in Beijing with Chinese President Xi Jinping. It's not just that he won't criticize Duterte.
"As to whether I believe it, I'm with our agencies", Trump said. -China Institute at the University of Southern California.
Duterte has come under fierce criticism from human rights groups for overseeing a violent drug war complete with extrajudicial killings. Government officials estimate that well over 3,000 people, mostly drug users and dealers, have died in the ongoing crackdown.
But rights groups warn he may be orchestrating a crime against humanity.
"It was red carpet like nobody, I think, has probably ever received", Trump said.
John Brennan said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union" that Trump is trying to "delegitimize" the US intelligence community's assessment that Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 presidential election to help Trump defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton. And last week, while in Vietnam for an worldwide summit, he said he took his first life years earlier.
It must be said that Trump and Duterte also share ideological affinity.
"At the age of 16, I already killed someone". His spokesman later tried to downplay the comment, saying, "I think it was in jest".
If anything, Duterte has been all praise for Trump in the past year, welcoming closer bilateral cooperation against common concerns such as terrorism.
"We've made some very big steps with regard to trade - far bigger than anything you know", Trump at the beginning of the meeting in Manila, touting business deals forged between USA and foreign companies. He's also applauding the Philippines' on their staging of the conference. Meanwhile, Duterte was openly critical of Obama in the final year of his presidency, including cursing his name.
It's one thing to preach "America First", as President Donald Trump has done consistently since taking office.
President Donald Trump says he'll be delivering a "major statement" Wednesday when he's back in Washington to discuss what he's accomplished on his big Asia trip. They also suggest that President Trump is unlikely to work aggressively to try to prevent future meddling despite repeated warnings from senior intelligence officials that Russian Federation is likely to try to interfere again. "In our struggle with China, we need all the friends when we can get". In many ways, Trump and Duterte are a ideal match and will likely keep their bromance going over the coming years.
White House aides have suggested that Trump's strategy has worked before, pointing to his interactions with el-Sissi. This raised red flags for many, especially because Duterte is far from the only dictatorial leader whom Trump has complimented.
Trump dismissed the notion that he buddied up to dictators. At the G20 summit in September of 2016, Obama said that Duterte needed to "to engage in that fight against drugs in a way that's consistent with basic global norms". Past U.S. presidents have publicly and privately pressed foreign leaders to cease known human rights abuses, but the president appeared to focus mostly on shared interests in his time with Duterte on Sunday.
He tried to have it both ways on the issue of Russian interference in last year's presidential race, saying he believes both the US intelligence agencies when they say Russia meddled and Putin's sincerity in claiming that his country did not.
"We haven't given up", Sifton said. But given the administration's lack of credibility in raising human rights abuses, he said, they have pivoted to a different tack, focusing on worldwide attention.
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