The President Of The Philippines Is Killing Thousands And Trump Just Invited Him To The White House

The New York Times reports:

President Trump on Saturday invited the president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, to the White House, embracing an authoritarian leader who is accused of ordering extrajudicial killings of drug suspects and who crudely disparaged Mr. Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama.

Mr. Trump had a “very friendly conversation with Mr. Duterte,” according to a statement issued by the White House late Saturday. It said that the two leaders “discussed the fact that the Philippines is fighting very hard to rid its country of drugs.”

In fact, Mr. Duterte’s war on drugs 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. Human rights groups and many Western governments have condemned Mr. Duterte for the bloody campaign.

Duterte has bragged of “personally” murdering suspected criminals and has compared himself favorably to Adolf Hitler, saying that he would happily execute millions of drug users.

  • Mark Née Fuzz

    Trump looking for pointers on how to get away with it.

    • Librarykid

      Like many would-be tough guy bullies, 45 is a bottom, who is awed by real tough guys. He sucks up to them, hoping to gain some of their powers and be admitted to the inner circle. What a disgusting POS.

  • geoffalnutt

    Getting tips on genocide?

    • Mark Née Fuzz

      Scary how that’s the first thing to come into mind for the first commenters.

  • Gustav2

    Thug’s R Us.

  • bkmn

    The real “Axis of Evil” – Trump/Putin/Kim/Duterte (probably missing some African assholes).

    • coram nobis

      Plus Erdogan, Orban, Kaczynski in Poland, al-Sisi, and yes — Zuma and Mugabe in due course. And future President Le Pen, who would probably get a military parade on Pennsylvania Avenue and a Medal of Freedom.

  • Natty Enquirer

    Trump really is the moth to the flame — and we’ll all get incinerated.

  • Ninja0980

    A man after Trump’s own heart.

    • greenmanTN

      Literally, I hope.

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    • JT

      That would be a wild goosestep chase.

    • FAEN

      If Pol Pot were alive Cheeto would have him over to the WH which is not The Lying House.

      • kaydenpat

        And Hitler.

  • They were made for each other.

  • Michael R

    Trump may be a complete idiot , this is the first we’re learning of it !

    • another_steve

      (to be read in Donald Trump’s voice…)

      “I had no idea he was this stupid. Look, I’m capable of changing. See, I’ve changed my position on it, overnight. Yeah… He’s pretty stupid.”

  • BearEyes

    wonder if they’ll share book reviews of Mein Kampf over chocolate cake?

    • Steverino

      German chocolate cake.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Neither of them actually read, but you knew that.

  • billbear1961

    One beast greeting another.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Neither of them have the grandeur of a beast.

      • billbear1961

        Oh, I don’t know about that.

        EDIT: Although, “grandeur” isn’t the word I’d use.

        • Johnny Wyeknot

          I was thinking about that fag movie, beauty and the beast.

    • Igby

      Mr. Bear. The word despot comes to mind. One wanna be despot greeting another.

      • billbear1961

        I think one already is, and ours will be if we LET it happen.

        (Hello, Igby!)

        • Igby

          (Hello, Mr. Bear!)

          • billbear1961


  • TexasBoy

    He’s none too fond of Trump. Let’s hope he accepts and brings weapons “to show the NRA.”

  • Richard B

    Isn’t Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte exactly the kind of loathsome murderous dictator past US presidents would never ever honor with a invitation to visit White House?

    • Librarykid

      Well, yes, but then you have past presidents and this stupid POS.

    • Other presidents didn’t have investments nearing fruition – a new Trump resort property in this case – that took precedent over everything else.

    • canoebum

      Isn’t Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte exactly the kind of loathsome murderous foreigner who would never be granted even so much as a Tourist Visa to the US?

    • -M-

      Or at least they’d have a carefully worded statement outlining points of agreement or common interest* and disagreement or concern**.

      * Military bases, trade, political stability… for example.

      ** Like: human rights, civil rights, murder as social or political policy…

    • MaryJOGrady

      Nixon invited the hideous Ceaucescu of Romania to the White House, but that was Nixon.

  • Jay Silversmith

    Those close to him reveal that he is addicted to Fentanyl and he has admitted it in interviews. “When I take it, there are no problems in the world. i feel like I’m on cloud nine.” Yeah, let’s invite a stoned murderer to the white house. What could go wrong?

    • MBear

      So…a drug user who brags about shooting drug users.

      Restating the obvious brought to you by first cup of coffee

    • Bryan

      Of course he is, because why wouldn’t he be a goddamn hypocrite too? Well the joke’s on him, not only is Fentanyl highly addictive, it’s pretty damn dangerous too. REAL easy to overdose. Too much to ask that the problem takes care of itself? He doesn’t strike me as an intelligent person, he might even be more braindead than Trump. He probably doesn’t know shit about dosing dangers, were someone to replace his stash with something purer/stronger….

    • Bad Tom

      Fentanyl is far more dangerous than alcohol or heroin.
      That’s saying something.

  • jimbo65

    Oh but of course. It’s totally normal for one dictator to invite another over. I’m sure he’ll give Duterte a hardy handshake like he did Angela Merkel. Oh that’s right, that never happened.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    He would have absolutely invited Hitler too.

    • Only if there was a Trump Resort and Spa nearing completion in Germany. And no, I’m not kidding – that is what this is all about.

      • Bad Tom

        The only thing that truly moves Lord Dampnut.

    • canoebum

      “I had a good talk with Herr Hitler. He’s a fantastic guy! Doing a hell of job over in Germany. The Olympics he put on were the best. The Best. The Reich he’s building will last a thousand years.”

      • MonochromeMouse

        “Any rumors you might have heard from Germany’s failing lying press is just fake news! No wonder they are losing subscribers all they do is smear great men, sad.”

      • JCF

        “The Jews that Hitler is locking up, are not Germany’s best. They’re vermin. They stabbed the Fatherland in the back. And some, I assume, are gut volk.”

    • Vista-Cruiser

      Unfortunately, ol’ Adolf is enjoying somewhat of a renaissance lately, thanks to Trump and his supporters.

  • Duterte has bragged of “personally” murdering suspected criminals and has compared himself favorably to Adolf Hitler, saying that he would happily execute millions of drug users.

    Would that include all those people who use the drugs ethanol and/or nicotine?

    • Bad Tom

      Let’s ask Rush Limbaugh about his views wrt Oxycontin & Duarte.

  • TheGrandWazoo2

    Extrajudicial killings. Finally, something all the factions of the Republican Party can agree on.

    • -M-

      Yep. ‘We have an accusation, why waste time with a trial?’

    • DesertSun59

      You might be kidding, but if you head over to Breitbart and read the comments sections you will find that they OPENLY and in GREAT DETAIL go into how they want Dems to be killed.

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    I’m pretty sure Trump did not think to clear this with the state department first.

    • Acronym Jim

      “Rexy, just had a nice convo with this dude “Tear-te” or something. Seems like a stand-up guy. I wanna invite him to the White House to discuss our war on drugs. Waddya think?

      “Who is this guy?”

      “King of the Flippos…or something.”

      “I don’t have a problem with that. Go ahead. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to check my stock prices again.”

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      What State Department? You mean Tillerson?

  • Steverino

    Looks like Benjamin Franklin’s prophecy is coming true. Here is his comment after adoption of the U.S. Constitution:

    “I agree to this Constitution with all its faults, if they are such: because I think a General Government necessary for us, and there is no Form of Government but may be a Blessing to the People if well-administered; and I believe farther that this is likely to be well-administered for a Course of Years and can end in Despotism as other Forms have done before it, when the People shall become so corrupted as to need Despotic Government, being incapable of any other.”

    • DesertSun59

      Actually, it’s Dr. Johan Galtung’s prediction that’s coming to fruition. By 2020 we will no longer have an empire and the nation will be under fascist control. He made that prediction in 1999 and now we know PRECISELY who will be at the helm when our nation’s demise will take place.

  • Bryan

    Right, because Doucherte is such a shining example of human decency. After we rid ourselves of these right-wing fuckwads I really hope 46 sends a little “thank you” to him – the Saddam Special ought to do it.

  • Uncle Mark

    Why is Dictator Duterte invited just invited to the White House and NOT Mar-A-Lago? Is he too dark for Mar-A-Lago? Is he not worthy of the cake?

    • Halou

      Could it be that at mar-a-lago there is something that would leave Duterte feeling a need to execute Dear Donald?

  • goofy_joe

    It shouldn’t comfort us that our leader is able to speak nicely to authoritarian leaders committing crimes in their own countries.

  • another_steve

    The deplorables won’t be happy without their drugs. Donald “Snort into the Mic” Trump won’t be happy without his drugs.

    Be careful what you hope for.

  • Halou

    Donald Trump, the president who hates Europe with a passion but defiles the White House by inviting for a visit a man who murders people who are simply suspected (not convicted) of a crime. Trump calls Turkey’s president-turned-dictator to congratulate him on the killing of his nation’s democracy. Trump wants to ‘get along well with Russia’ no matter how many of America’s traditional allies are lost in the process.
    Trump is bringing untold shame and dishonor to the Office of the President of the United States, such that after four years I don’t think that it would be worth keeping.

    • TimCA

      And Sissi of Egypt who Trump praised in glowing terms earlier this month. Not a word about the human rights abuses going on in that country,

  • SoCalGal20

    And Duterte may be charged with crimes at The Hague. There was a tweet on my twitter feed about it but I can’t find it now.

  • Five dollars and my secret bread recipe says the man abuses prescription drugs badly.

  • Paula

    Duterte is a mentor in the Fascist school of Idiots.

  • EweTaw

    Hey, hey, Duterte
    How many did you
    Kill today?

  • SoCalGal20
  • Cuberly

    We’re not talking about Flynn or the Russian meddling.

    Trump: “Mission accomplished!”

  • Hank
  • Trump Jr. has been visiting the Philippines this year – it seems there is a new Trump resort nearing completion. That alone is enough of a reason for 45 to ignore Duterte’s record and welcome him with open arms. Either the media is ignoring that as the reason or they are ignorant. Help spread the word.

    • sword

      Media’s corporate masters would never allow their talking heads to present the real facts to the US public.

    • Dicky

      The media, for a more contemporary issue, would probably bring up the South China Sea and all of those sovereignty issues as a reason for the US to be so attentive. For less contemporary, there would be Duterte’s military version of the War on Drugs. As to basics, they could just be looking for either infrastructure and business investment or increased immigration quotas for more expatriate remittances. The sinister version of the basics is “enrich the country while making sure most of the smart ones leave but still have ties here so the country still gets a cut.”

    • DesertSun59

      The media is slowly but surely becoming complicit in 45’s fascist takeover. They’re reporting him as if he’s normal now.

      • They’ve done so since the campaigning became serious. For the most part they were complicit in him winning – although it couldn’t have happened without Crosscheck, redistricting, voter ID laws & insecure machines – something else they conveniently ignored for the most part. Now that he’s in office, they continue to take his self-contradicting ramblings and present them as coherent policy. They also pretend that an Administration in chaos & continual upheaval is no worse for our country than a bad reality show.

  • Ross

    “The President Of The Philippines Is Killing Thousands And Trump Just Invited Him To The White House”

    Trump is looking for tips.

  • jefe5084

    I am confident that AG Jeffy “the Killer Elf” Sessions will find a “constitutional” way, or not (they don’t like the Constitution, anyway it’s Archaic), to let Cheetolini use the same tactics. He’ll call it de-satanizing america or something and use religious freedom somehow.

  • Halou

    Here’s an idea, all of America’s “weed heads” congregate outside the White House on the same day and smoke themselves merry. Maybe the wind can blow some of it at Duterte’s stupid face.

  • thatotherjean

    Are the Republicans NEVER going to decide that enough is enough? I know it has only been 100 days, but it feels like forever. ITMFA!

  • jimbo65

    O/T: So WTF? MSNBC is actually thinking about giving Hugh Hewitt his own show! ? As it is, i only watch them for Joy and Rachel. And a lesser extent Lawrence. They’ll never learn. Trying to complete yet again with Fox. Disgusting

    • Vista-Cruiser

      The president of the United States is seeking advice from a homicidal dictator, and you think we should change the topic to television shows???

  • KarenAtFOH

    Didn’t Duterte claim he would eat his enemies? Guess trump is looking for new dessert items.

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      As long as it’s battered and deep fried and put in a bucket, he’ll eat it with a knife and fork.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    The ironic thing is that a lot of the drug addicts in our country are members of the Trumpeteer base or family members of the base who want them rehabilitated not shot in the streets.

    Yeesh, it would probably take Trump pulling a Duterte on their loved ones for the Trumpeteers to go “Family member dead! Maybe me vote bad!” Or are they so debased they see it as permission granted to be “angels of mercy.”

    • Dicky

      They would probably just say their loved ones are in a better place, at least if they were accused of crimes or drug use. Then they would just be happy they have clean hands.

  • JWC

    we all know Wee Doonay is nutz so this is a normal invite

  • Macbill

    If only time travel existed, Trump could have Jack the Ripper, Pol Pot, and Adolf Hitler, too.

  • margaretpoa

    Ah! Mar-a-Lago, looks like you’re in for yet another treat! TWO despots for the price of one. But since they recently doubled their membership fees, I guess it works out the same.
    The Zombie apocalypse is going to break out that weekend.

  • Elsewhere1010

    Seems Trump’s admiration for Duterte’s methods of governing knows no bounds. It’s what he wished he himself could do, and given the chance he probably will (and with no remorse, which is not in his vocabulary).

    And also… Trump Tower Manila

  • Bad Tom

    “Duterte has bragged of ‘personally’ murdering suspected criminals and has compared himself favorably to Adolf Hitler, saying that he would happily execute millions of drug users.”

    Suspected drug users. Accused drug users. Alleged drug users.

    When you kill them first, with pleasure, there is no need for a trial to adjudicate the facts.

    Very handy to deal with political opponents. Who all, amazingly enough, are suspected drug users.

    • MBear

      You’d say that because you’re a drug user!

      • Bad Tom

        And yet astonishingly more clear eyed than our allegedly teetotalling so-called President.
        And I’d still want an actual trial. And a sentence that comports with law. For example, merely smoking pot should never result in a death sentence.

  • dcurlee

    Maybe the two could have a suicide pact

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    Maybe Duterte will offer the Trump brothers a human hunt, the one thing they haven’t shot with a gun yet . . . that we know of.

  • safari

    It fits with us being part of the Axis this time around.

  • sword

    Trump is going to invite all of the World’s dictators to Mar-A-Largo to get some of their best ideas. You know: how to muzzle and jail ‘fake-news journalists, the best way to quickly eradicate all features of a democracy, the most efficient way to get rid of your opposition, etc.

  • j.martindale

    I am not surprised. I think this is more of tRumps racist hatred of Obama coming to the fore. He is still angry that Obama humiliated him at the correspondents’ dinner years ago, and is carrying on with his golden shower hissy fit. The fact that the American people let him get away with this shit of cozying up to a mass murderer, though, makes me despair for America. I guess he could murder someone in cold blood, and the mindless masses would find a way to excuse it. Deplorables!

  • JDS

    I just watched a 15 minute video on the NYT’s site about his man. Chilling.

  • pj

    birds of a feather……..

  • Robincho

    What, Idi Amin was busy?…

  • Goodboy

    “he would happily execute millions of drug users.”

    Wow. I thought it would at least be drug pushers. This is more for show to any potential rivals.

  • -M-

    How about we do the Philippines a favor and arrest Duterte?

    • Vista-Cruiser

      Unfortunately, Trump will probably present Duterte with some sort of award.

  • So has the wind from cheetolinis 100 day in office blown away the media’s coverage of Putin/cheetolini collusion?

  • Tom Mears

    According ro Rince we need Duarte to help with North Korea. Presumably because of their close proximity and his (Duarte’s) traditional role as peace broker. I guess leaders Vietnam, Laos and Monglia should expect their invites to meet with Donny any day now.

  • Gianni

    Donnie loves dictators. I get the sense that he envies them so much because they can govern in ways that he can’t. He has years left in office to continue weaning us away from this democracy thing. Free press is bad and fake; Democrats are bad and losers; federal judges are bad and hate him; federal agencies have too many rules that try to protect our environment and health; etc. Of course, Donnie doesn’t want to be a “Dictator” – “King” will do. It’s a fact that before becoming President, he was a king in his business world. When he issued orders, his subordinates made things happen.

  • teedofftaxpayer

    Trump just wants ideas to go after the “fake” press, maybe the gays too so he can keep his base happy.

  • kaydenpat

    “as well as others who may have had no involvement with drugs.”

    Yep. He’s set up a system where you can kill anyone you don’t like and claim that he/she was a drug dealer/user. How nice. No wonder Trump loves him.

  • JCF

    Drumpf is envious of Duterte’s body count. [No wonder he wants to pass “DrumpfCare” so much!]

  • Silver Badger

    Creating a threat or demonizing people to unify people is not a new tactic. Once wonders how Rodrigo Duterte feels about gay people.

  • DesertSun59

    I hope there’s a massive protest march in Duterte’s honor.

  • Alexander Crouton-Skitch
  • cherylmoore

    Tell me this isn’t happening.

  • Any leader who eats balut isn’t ready for prime time.

  • crankyd

    Duterte belongs in a cell at The Hague.