This is not normal.
Rodrigo Duterte, the authoritarian leader of the Philipines, has ordered the killing of thousands of people who were merely suspected of using or selling narcotics; his actions have also resulted in the murders of countless individuals who had no involvement with drugs.
History will judge Rodrigo Duterte as a perpetrator of genocide. He will be viewed with disgust and contempt. Rodrigo Duterte is garbage in human form.
That Donald Trump has the temerity to invite this man to the house viewed by many as the cradle of western democracy is equally worthy of disgust and contempt. “Real” leaders of the free world don’t associate themselves, nor entangle the interests of the United States, with perpetrators of genocide.
It’s May 2nd, 2017.
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