Trump touts his ‘great relationship’ with Duterte
MANILA, Philippines – President Donald Trump said he has a “great relationship” with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, a controversial leader accused of human rights violations who is overseeing a bloody drug war.
Trump’s comments came Monday as he prepared to wrap up his 12day trip to Asia by attending an economic conference in the Philippines, including a meeting with Duterte that the White House says touched only briefly on human rights.
Human rights groups have assailed Duterte for his implementation of a war on drugs that includes extrajudicial killings. Duterte has bragged about personally killing people in this effort.