By essentially endorsing Duterte’s murderous war on drugs, Trump is now morally complicit in future killings. Although the traits of his personality likely make it impossible, Trump should be ashamed of himself a statement made by John Sifton, the Asia advocacy director of Human Rights Watch in light of President Trump’s call to President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines on Saturday.
The “very friendly conversation”, as described by the American head of state, puts the public in a state of wonder towards the rationality and logic behind the man in charge of the position dubbed as “leader of the free world”
Promises of annihilating the drug epidemic
“We are watching in real time as the American human rights bully pulpit disintegrates into ash” a remark made on the social media platform “Twitter” by Senator Christopher S. Murphy, Democrat of Connecticut and a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
The uproar and widespread criticism aimed at the head of Oval Office has seen a remarkable surge at the symbolic one hundred days in office.
Global media outlets have waged a war against the Filipino strongman who ascended to power recently under the promises of annihilating the drug epidemic that has ravaged the country.
The measure and protocols that have been initiated since his inauguration have cause a worldwide outrage as to the amounts of extrajudicial killings that have been taking place across the Philippines.
The invitation comes amidst a regional focus
The White house has clarified that that the invitation sent to the leader of the South-East nation comes amidst a regional focus from Washington to counter any sentiment of negligence that could arise in the spotlight of the China, Japan, North and South-Korea dilemma.
The thousands of people that have died in the new “war on drugs” waged by Mr. Duterte, leave a lot of questions unopened on the “very friendly” conversation that Mr. Trump had with him.