Trump's latest praise for strongmen includes Duterte, Putin and Kim Jong Un

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 01:00:35 AM. President Donald Trump's 13-day trip to Asia included meetings with a host of world leaders, and while he praised many of his international counterparts, his interactions with some of the world's best-known strongmen have raised consternation. Trump's kind words for Philippine President Rodrigo...
President Donald Trump's 13-day trip to Asia included meetings with a host of world leaders, and while he praised many of his international counterparts, his interactions with some of the world's best-known strongmen have raised consternation. Interested in Donald Trump? Add Donald Trump as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Donald Trump news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Donald Trump Add Interest Trump's kind words for Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Russian President Vladimir Putin, and the apparent softening of his language toward North Korean leader Kim Jong Un came in contrast to the concerns others have expressed about those leaders. But dictators and authoritarian rulers were not the only ones to receive compliments from Trump during the Asia trip, which wraps up Tuesday. He praised Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, saying the country "has truly become one of the great miracles of the world and it’s very impressive." Earlier in the trip, Trump also said he and first lady Melania Trump were "having a great time" in Beijing with Chinese President Xi Jinping, talked about his friendship with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the "great cooperation" Americans are receiving from the South Koreans before a meeting he had with President Moon Jae-in. Despite such widespread praise, however, the unyieldingly kind words for such controversial figures as Duterte and Putin have gained the most attention. Trump has taken a different tact than...Read more
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