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Trump Bonds With Duterte Over Their Dislike of Obama, Avoids Human Rights

  • Duterte tells U.S. president: ‘We are an important ally’
  • Philippines says Trump ‘appeared sympathetic’ on drug war
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Bloomberg’s Olorunnipa explains why Trump bonded with Duterte over a common dislike for Obama.(Source: Bloomberg)
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U.S. President Donald Trump bonded with Rodrigo Duterte over a common dislike for Barack Obama, whose criticism of the Philippine leader’s deadly war on drugs last year spurred a rift between the allies.