Rod Complex

“You are a good man. Keep up the good work. You are doing an amazing job.” Those are the kinds of compliments we’re used to hearing from President Trump. What’s different here is that the comments were made during a phone call with Rodrigo Duterte last month. “I just wanted to congratulate you because I am hearing of the unbelievable job on the drug problem. 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 also chatted with Duterte about another topic that was on his mind, North Korea’s Kim Jung-Un: “We have a lot of firepower over there. We have two submarines — the best in the world — we have two nuclear submarines — not that we want to use them at all … I’ve never seen anything like they are, but we don’t have to use this, but he could be crazy so we will see what happens.”

+ The Atlantic: Duterte might call for nationwide martial law.

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