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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Rodrigo Duterte Says He May Be Too Busy for White House Visit - New York 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 ...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 »

This Isn't Realpolitik. This Is Amateur Hour. - Foreign Policy (blog)

SARASOTA, FL - NOVEMBER 07: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump holds up a rubber mask of himself during a campaign rally in the Robarts Arena at the Sarasota Fairgrounds November 7, 2016 in Sarasota, Florida. With less than 24 hours until ...and more »