Donald Trump serenaded by Filipino president on Far East trip: Human rights not on table
Their meeting was one of the most anticipated of the summit of East and Southeast Asian leaders in Manila, with human rights groups pressing President Trump to take a tough line on President Duterte over his bloody war on drugs, in which thousands of people have been killed.
"We are your ally. We are an important ally," President Duterte told Mr Trump at the beginning of their talks, according to reporters allowed in to the meeting room.
President Trump replied: "We've had a great relationship. This has been very successful. And the ASEAN (Association of South East Asian... read more
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