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While in White House, Trumps remained selling points for 'very special' Philippines project - Washington Post

Investors looking to buy a condo at Trump Tower in the Philippines would have found, until this week, some high-powered video testimonials on the project's official website. There was Donald Trump, in a message filmed several years before he was ...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 builds relations with authoritarian Asian leaders - The Guardian

Thailand's prime minister, Prayuth Chan-ocha, left, and the president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, right, have been invited to the White House by Donald Trump. Composite: Reuters/AFP/Getty Images. Donald Trump has revived US relations with two ...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 »

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 »

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 »

Trump's love for brutal leaders like the Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte, explained - Vox

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte launched a bloody war on drugs that has killed more than 7,000 people, brags about personally executing criminals, and has compared himself to Hitler. President Donald Trump just praised Duterte for “fighting very ...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 »

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 »