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Trump praises relations with Philippines' Duterte

By Compiled by Democrat-Gazette staff from wire reports

This article was published November 14, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

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U.S. President Donald Trump (center) and other leaders do the “ASEAN-way handshake” on stage during the opening ceremony at the ASEAN Summit at the Cultural Center of the Philippines on Monday in Manila, Philippines.

MANILA -- President Donald Trump said on Monday that he had a "great relationship" with President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines, making little mention of human rights at his first face-to-face meeting with a leader accused of carrying out a campaign of extrajudicial killings in his nation's war on drugs.

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TimberTopper says... November 14, 2017 at 4:26 a.m.

No guts Trump didn't bring up the human rights issue.

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glh05230944 says... November 14, 2017 at 9:29 a.m.

The dictator of the Philippines meets with the would-be dictator of the U.S. and they discuss neither due process nor human rights. Of course our perverted POTUS praises their relationship.

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