Trump Invites Philippines President to White House, Supports His Murderous Drug War

President Donald Trump has invited Phillipines President Rodrigo Duterte to the White House despite his murderous drug war that has led to the killing of over 7,000 people without trial.

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is responible for the murder of thousands of suspected drug dealers who faced no trial.

President Trump invited President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines to the White House after having a “very friendly conversation with Mr. Duterte” on Saturday. According to a statement issued by the White House, the two “discussed the fact that the Philippines is fighting very hard to rid its country of drugs.”

Since he was elected President last May, Duterte has championed a campaign that is responsible for extrajudicial killing of thousands of people which has drawn international ire.

“To host President Duterte at the White House is to endorse his deadly drug war policies,” said Michael Collins, Deputy Director at Drug Policy Alliance’s Office of National Affairs. “The Trump Administration should immediately withdraw its invitation to Duterte and publicly denounce the mass killings he has advocated for, or risk embarrassing the country with the sight of the U.S. President greeting a remorseless, self-confessed murderer.”

Despite international calls for Duterte to end the extrajudicial killings, he has refused to change direction, responding to anyone who has questioned his anti-drug strategy with insults, including former President Obama, the Pope, the International Criminal Court and the United Nations. He has also threatened to kill human rights defenders who attempt to intervene in his war on drugs.

“Trump has signaled his intent to escalate the drug war at home,” said Collins, “but this invitation signals his approval of the bloodiest of tactics at an international level in the name of the war on drugs. It would be shameful to see the red carpet rolled out by Trump for Duterte, a man with so much blood on his hands.”

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    • FLOYD HYDE on May 2, 2017 at 9:08 am
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    They call it the “war on drugs” BUT ITS MORE LIKE CORRUPT GOVERNMENT AND BRIBES BY BIG PHARMA. I have no evidence other than THE IDEA TRIED TO PUT A TEMPORARY BAN ON A NON HARMFUL PLANT OR PLANT LEAF that is NON HARMFUL AND HAS SUCH GREAT EFFECTS IT CAN RELIEVE PAIN AND EASES OPIATE WITHDRAWAL so if we are really concerned about stopping abuse WHAT’S THE PROBLEM WITH USING ULTRA CHEAP PURELY NATURAL SUBSTANCES LIKE KRATOM, OR AYAUSCCA, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY IBOGAINE, never herd of IBOGAINE OF AYAUSCCA those are schedule 1 DRUGS LIKE MARIJUANA that truly help end addiction even to heroin or alcohol AND EVEN PTSD, DEPRESSION, now go to Youtube and watch “DETOX OR DIE” and tell me why I hear big PHARMA is donating millions to stop legalization of marijuana, for Christ sake the legalized one of the most dangerous substances that causes so many bad issues ALCOHOL is legal and worse its socially acceptable. Yet purely natural plants that could be the biggest benifit are called illegal and can put you into prison OH BUT PLEASE BUY AND SWALLOW ALL THE PILLS YOU CAN TOLERATE. SO THE MONEY FLOWS TO WHERE? BRIBES AND LIES.

    OPEN YOUR EYES AMERICA THESE CURES ARE SUPER ULTRA CHEAP OR COULD BE GROWN YOURSELF. YET OUR GOVERNMENT CHOOSES TO LOCK PEOPLE UP CALL THEM FELONS AND CONDEMN THEIR LIFE TO SLAVERY IN THE ECONOMIC AND HOUSING ASPECTS. REALLY ARE WE THAT STUPID TO BELIEVE WHAT THEY WANT US TO KNOW OR NOT KNOW.

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