‘Filipinos don’t have drug problem because they kill dealers’ - US Pres Trump--report

‘Filipinos don’t have drug problem because they kill dealers’ - US Pres Trump--report

Is this one of those destabilization plots again?

And it seems the characters involve are already a who’s who in American politics, this time the top honcho of the United States of America- President Donald Trump. The news is barely a week old , when the World Threat Assessment Report pinpointed President Rodrigo Roa Duterte as a threat to democracy. There’s a new report again involving the Philippine President.

The Axios report earlier released a report which cast a dark cloud on President Rodrigo Roa Duterte which we all know the opposition will milk it for all it worth with the help of mainstream media.   *

US President Trump and Pres. Duterte during the ASEAN Summit Dinner last Nov. (photo credit to owner)

The report says that the President of the United States of America has often been floating the idea of executing drug dealers in the US. And in this discussion , Donald Trump would always make a reference to the Philippines under the Duterte administration wherein suspected drug personalities are killed.

Axios, cites five sources who have spoken to US President Donald Trump about that topic, and all five points to Trump’s admiration to the drug policies of China and the Philippines.

“He (Trump) often jokes about killing drug dealers... He’ll say, ‘You know the Chinese and Filipinos don’t have drug problem. They just kill them,’” a senior administration official told Axios.

During the ASEAN 50 celebration that was held in the country last year, Donald Trump in contrast to the action done by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appeared “symphathetic” when President Rodrigo Duterte discussed the drug problem in the Philippines, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said.

The US President and the Duterte in a leaked telephone conversation between the two, the former even congratulated the latter for his administration’s crackdown against the proliferation of illegal drugs in the country.

“Many countries have the problem, we have a problem, but what a great job you are doing and I just wanted to call and tell you that,” Trump told Duterte.  *


The report also noted that Trump also admires Singapore’s mandatory death penalty for drug traffickers.


“He (Trump) says, ‘When I ask the prime minister of Singapore do they have a drug problem [the prime minister replies,] ‘No. Death penalty,’” a source told Axios.

According to the report, US President  Trump believes that a softer approach to drug reform is ineffective in the United States.

Report from PhilStar



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