Trump and Duterte: cuts of the same cloth

The US leader's recent friendly phone call with his Filipino counterpart has raised new questions about his penchant for closeness to strongmen

May 6, 2017 2:37 PM (UTC+8)
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte waits for the Southeast Asian leaders to arrive during the opening ceremony of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Manila, Philippines April 29, 2017. Picture taken April 29, 2017. Photo: Reuters/Erik De Castro
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte waits for the Southeast Asian leaders to arrive during the opening ceremony of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Manila, Philippines April 29, 2017. Picture taken April 29, 2017. Photo: Reuters/Erik De Castro
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