Duterte, Philippine President, Boasts He Killed Someone as a Teenager
Nov 15 2017
Trump, who campaigned for office on a promise to tear up multilateral trade agreements that he said have harmed the USA, insisted during the almost two-week trip that multibillion-dollar deficits that favor US trading partners will be reduced to zero, and that trade overall must be fair and mutually beneficial.
With that curtailment, it seems even less likely that Trump will call on Duterte to suspend operations and seek justice for victims. "The massive TRADE deficits must go down quickly!" "Tremendous amounts of work was done on trade".
He is the last world leader to arrive for the Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) Summit.
Duterte thanked the Russian President for the 5,000 high-powered firearms that Russia donated in October, for the Philippines' counterterrorism efforts.
Asked about the war on drugs, the official said "our side is going to be talking about the drug war and ways in which that war could be prosecuted that conform with Philippine law and global norms for human rights".
Trump did not publicly take Duterte to task for the crackdown.
During his meeting with Trump, Duterte is expected to discuss ways to enhance counter-terrorism and counter-narcotics cooperation, where both allies share common concerns. "Do not worry.' But as Chairman, I made it a tunnel for the communications to be active", Duterte said.
Her readout appeared to conflict with the Filipino version of the meeting.
On Wednesday, Duterte told reporters what he would say if Trump broached the topic: "Lay off". There was no mention of extralegal killings.
Then-presidential candidate Duterte outlines plans to eradicate drugs in the Philippines by killing so many dealers it will unleash a boom for funeral businesses. He said a charitable reading of the meeting would be that Duterte was alluding to human rights issues when he said the drug war was important as an issue of "human development".
"When I become president, I'll order the police and the military to find these people and kill them". "I don't care about human rights, believe me".
President Trump is winding down his lengthy Asian trip at the worldwide summit and a trio of meetings with Pacific Rim allies.
Trump also strategized with US allies about the North Korean nuclear threat. And he will meet with Australian Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull, with whom he had a contentious phone call this spring.
In the United States, extraditions are not actually the province of the president, but rather requests are reviewed and forwarded to the relevant USA attorney's office.
Trump was originally slated to depart Manila for Washington on Monday.
It must be said that Trump and Duterte also share ideological affinity.
But Trump remains dogged by things he has said, and has not said, about Russian Federation. "I renewed my friendship with President Vladimir Putin of Russian Federation and with President Xi Jinping of China", he said. "And I'm really proud of that".