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Trump keeps praising international strongmen, alarming human rights advocates - Washington Post

It's no longer just Vladimir Putin. As he settles into office, President Trump's affection for totalitarian leaders has grown beyond Russia's president to include strongmen around the globe. Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi has had his opponents ...and more »

Trump invites hardline Philippines president to White House -

Duterte has been criticized following an aggressive crackdown on drug users and dealers in the South-east Asian country, which human rights groups have said included the use of death squads. Trump had praised Duterte's hardline stance on the campaign ...and more »

Trump invites Philippines' Duterte to the White House - CNN

(CNN) President Donald Trump invited his polarizing Philippines counterpart to the White House during a phone call in which the two leaders discussed North Korea. Trump and President Rodrigo Duterte had a "friendly discussion" Saturday that also ...and more »

Trump Invites Rodrigo Duterte to the White House - New York Times

WASHINGTON — 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 ...and more »

6 Strongmen Trump Has Praised — And The Conflicts It Presents - NPR

President Trump just seems to have a thing for strongmen. He invited the brutal Philippine leader, Rodrigo Duterte, to the White House during a "very friendly" phone call Sunday. On Tuesday, Trump has another call — this one with Russian President ...and more »

Donald Trump tells Duterte: 'You're doing a great job', Philippines claims - The Guardian

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has been praised for doing a 'great job' by Donald Trump. Photograph: Eugene Hoshiko, Pablo Martinez M/AP. Donald Trump has told Rodrigo Duterte that he is “doing a great job” despite knowing about the Philippine ...and more »

Donald Trump's peculiar obsession with authoritarian leaders - Chicago Tribune

President Donald Trump has only been in office a little over 100 days, but he's already jeopardized democracy at home and abroad. Eli LakeBloomberg View. Are you a foreign despot who has just purged his opposition or authorized a deadly war against ...and more »

The Thug Appeal of Rodrigo Duterte - The Atlantic

Like ​The Atlantic? Subscribe to ​The Atlantic Daily​, our free weekday email newsletter. On Saturday, Donald Trump extended a White House invitation to Rodrigo Duterte, president of the Philippines. The invitation surprised many: Duterte has compared ...and more »

Mellman: Trump honors a serial killer - The Hill

And Donald Trump just announced his backing for one, extending a White House invitation to a serial killer. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has been criticized by Amnesty International and the United Nations for engaging in extrajudicial killings ...and more »

What Trump Sees in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte - The New Yorker

Any way you look at it, the White House's account of a phone call between President Trump and the Philippine President, Rodrigo Duterte, which took place over the weekend, is shocking. The call was “very friendly,” the White House said in a statement ...and more »