Human Rights Groups Denounce Trump’s White House Invitation To Murderous President Of The Philippines

TIME Magazine reports:

A U.S.-based human rights group says President Donald Trump should not roll out the White House red carpet for Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte, whom it accused of being a “mastermind” of mass murder because of his anti-drug crackdown in which thousands have died.

Human Rights Watch and other critics reacted with alarm Monday at Trump’s invitation to Duterte to visit the White House. In a telephone call, Trump also affirmed America’s alliance and friendship with the Philippines and its president, who has maintained an antagonistic stance toward U.S. security policies.

The U.S. and other countries close to the Philippines “have an obligation to urge accountability for the victims of Duterte’s abusive drug war, rather than offer to roll out the red carpet for official state visits with its mastermind,” said Phelim Kine, HRW’s deputy director for Asia.

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

  • goofy_joe

    T admits that Putin is a murderer, and claims we aren’t any better. So it makes sense he would invite another self-proclaimed strong man/murderer into the White House. I’m pretty sure we stepped through the looking glass…this is not the world I recognize growing up in.

  • Sam_Handwich

    NY Times

    MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines said on Monday that he might not accept President Trump’s invitation to visit the White House, because he was “tied up” with a busy schedule.

    “I cannot make any definite promise,” Mr. Duterte said, adding, “I’m supposed to go to Russia, I’m also supposed to go to Israel.”

    https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/05/01/world/asia/trump-philippines-duterte.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170501&nlid=1811197&tntemail0=y&_r=0&referer=

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Duterte: Russia First!!

      • Tawreos

        Have to find out what Putin wants him to do.

    • -M-

      Dear Mossad,
      Please to be on the looking out for a crazed, murderous, Hitler-admiring thug with ties to fascists and racists in Russia and the U.S.
      Would make wonderful souvenirs for all the world leaders you know.

      • Paula

        The CIA might fuck up the mission, the Mossad won’t. 😀

  • Rex

    Trump’s obsession with tyrannical leaders is very telling.

  • bkmn

    FYI – Trump “owns” a $150M property in the Philippines that a good friend of Duterte’s manages. Haters and traitors go together.

  • jimbo65

    And this invitation is just TOTALLY coincidental to Ivanka promoting the new Trump Tower in Manilla. This whole family of grifters needs to be thrown out now.

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Whatever happened to the emoluments clause??
      The Trump Crime Family seems to think our laws do no apply to them!
      Dumpf: “Emoluments for me, but none for thee!”

      • Skokieguy [Larry]

        What happened to the Emoluments clause is a Republican House & Senate. With no one to enforce the laws, we have lawlessness.

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  • Skokieguy [Larry]
    • paganguy

      I’m sure it was just totally a coincidence. Totally.

    • Treant

      Is that Ivanka and what the hell happened to her hands?

      • barrixines

        I think she was trying to wash off the blood.

        • Bad Tom

          “Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood
          Clean from my hand? No, this my hand will rather
          The multitudinous seas incarnadine,
          Making the green one red.”
          Macbeth, Act II, Scene II

          • Derrick Johns

            Amen.
            You know I played Lady Mabeth in highschool…well, it was just an English class. I enjoyed it so much.

            Who else would have been a great Lady Macbeth? I guess that crazy b.tch our in Arizona. Maybe Sarah of Alaska…no, no, no…she’s too stupid.

          • Bad Tom

            Judi Dench. She could do it.
            ——-
            We did a reading of Macbeth in high school in English class. I really enjoyed that. We also did a reading of Inherit the Wind. Miss Weisenberger was the best!

          • Derrick Johns

            Wow Miss Weisenbereger was the one engaged to teacher Snoopes, right?
            It’s a great movie with Spencer Tracer and Fredrick March. And March’s lovely wife, Florence Eldridge , I believe.

          • Bad Tom

            Miss Weisenberger was my high school English teacher. She was the best HS teacher I ever had.

          • Derrick Johns

            I’m sorry. Miss Miseinberger’s fiancé’s name was Scope. He was the courageous Tennessee teacher who taught evolution. I’m sorry

          • Bad Tom

            Interesting coincidence.

    • bsinps

      She has 2 left hands

  • dcurlee

    I just read a article he has declined to come…..amazes me when an ass and killer turns down Trump

    • Boreal

      Probably more afraid of the press covering protests against him by Filipino Americans.

    • TimCA

      Most authoritarians like Duterte dislike being out of their country too long for fear they’ll lose power back home. This might also explain why Trump tends to primarily stick to the domestic scene.

  • Ninja0980

    So this guy might not come after all, you know it’s bad when a tyrant and murderer doesn’t want to be seen with Trump.

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      I just want to see Dumpf try his trademark “never-let-go” handshake with Duterte.

      • Treant

        Duterte will cut a bitch.

        • Tawreos

          Don’t get our hopes up.

    • BJORN RAGNVALDR

      Drumph needs him to help write his new drug policy.

  • barrixines
    • -M-

      *yuck*

  • Derrick Johns

    It’s the Trump Era. All Brutes and tyrants are all welcomed. Putin’s comin’ Wait and see. Hey, Vlad…how you doin’ (snap, snap)

  • Macaca act kills em D,C,!

  • JWC

    Trump’s league of thugs

  • Paula

    There’s going to be a new Axis of Evil. Only this time, the U.S. Is going to be part of it.
    😧😧😧😟😟😟

  • netxtown

    This is what trump aspires to be. he wants to eliminate any one and every one who doesn’t cower. well come on either one of ya mother fuckers…I’m standing and ready.

  • greenmanTN

    Shit-birds of a feather flock together.