President Trump Compliments Leader Who Executes His Citizens for Drug Charges

  • by Erik Altieri, NORML Executive Director May 23, 2017

    Duterte_delivers_his_message_to_the_Filipino_community_in_Vietnam_during_a_meeting_held_at_the_Intercontinental_Hotel_on_September_28If the latest comments and memos coming out of Attorney General Sessions’ Department of Justice didn’t raise concerns about the Trump Administration’s potential plans to reignite our nation’s failed war on drugs, his recent call with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte should sound alarm bells.

    A reminder: President Duterte has extrajudicially executed thousands of his own citizens on drug charges during his tenure leading the country.

    The Washington Post received a transcript of the phone call and describes Trump’s comments on Duterte’s drug “policy” as follows:

    …in their call [Trump] praised Duterte for doing an “unbelievable job on the drug problem.”

    “Many countries have the problem, we have the problem, but what a great job you are doing and I just wanted to call and tell you that,” Trump said, according to the transcript.

    After Duterte replied that drugs are the “scourge of my nation now and I have to do something to preserve the Filipino nation,” Trump appeared to take a swipe at his predecessor, Barack Obama, who had canceled a bilateral meeting with Duterte after the Philippines leader insulted him.

    “I understand that and fully understand that and I think we had a previous president who did not understand that,” Trump said.

    Read the full story in The Washington Post here.

    38 responses to “President Trump Compliments Leader Who Executes His Citizens for Drug Charges”

    1. Evening Bud says:

      Calling Jose Valdez. Calling Jose Valdez. You proud of YOUR president now, Jose? He make you warm and fuzzy all over?

      I’ve got an idea, Jose, Mr. Patriot, you should take a vacation to the Phillipines–as honorary guest of Duterte. Oh, and be sure to pack some weed with ya. Maybe you, the Prince of Orange and Duterte can all share a blunt.

    2. Julian says:

      Daaaaaaamn Bud, you called Valdez the Pez OUT!

      The question is when will we as a nation call Trump out for THIS disgrace?

    3. Mark Mitcham says:

      Trump is a monster.
      Oppose him. Or rot in hell with him.

      • vike1322 says:

        Trump and his GOP are the TRUE enemies of America.

        • Matt says:

          I have read SO MANY comments on news stories AGAINST liberals and progressives, of people who want a better future, people, who do NOT believe in just spending money recklessly, who do have character, who do have a soul…progressive activism is where America’s future should be, on marijuana, cannabis, on every issue! Republicans and conservatives are not the future! WE ARE. Young people ane progressives are, progressive activists who, no, do not believe in careless spending or policies that do not work, we believe rather, in things like clean energy, community policing, in the fight against racism, of FREE education, we are not Marxists or rabid socialists, we want the best for the least of us. We have to figure out a way to do that. On marijuana, Trump’s administration is a scary one. Perhaps not as bad as the Phillipines…but it could be. One thing I could not STAND, is when a police officer stops doing his or her “job,” and NOW starts a moral argument about how we young people should not be smoking weed. When a police officer crosses that line, and starts dictating MORALITY in an investigation, his or her, “job,” THAT is just wrong. Trump is BAD for marijuana and our cause. And we have to do everything we can to stand up and defend legalization, and that is exactly what I am going to do. But I have to say it again: Jeff Sessions is bad news. Bad news.

          • Evening Bud says:

            So much of what you say, Matt, is true. The American people seem to be moving in a progressive direction, even if the politicians and the media keep trying to retard that progress.

            But you can’t keep repressing things forever, as shown by the abrupt collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989. Eventually the will of the people will prevail. The GOP’s attempts to keep pot illegal mirror their attempts to repress environmentalism, civil rights, voting rights, etc. Eventually the dam will break (and I hope the prohibitionist rats are swallowed up in the flood).

    4. Mark Mitcham says:

      Slime like Newt Gingrich, Asa Hutchinson, and of course, Trump, love the idea of executing drug users. They want no charges against cops, ever, no matter how blatant the murder, especially when marijuana or other drugs are tangentially involved. They openly laud a “police state” and are presently working to undo what modest progress we have made in criminal justice reform.

      War On Drugs is war on the American People, and all people, worldwide.

      • vike1322 says:

        Trump and his GOP are the TRUE enemies of America.

        • Mark Mitcham says:

          Don’t forget — Trump has already demonstrated that the GOP is now an official tool of Putin, by changing the Republican party platform to be less pro-Ukraine, and less pro-Democracy, and more pro-Putin. Trump is a traitor. That’s already happened.

    5. Julian says:

      The Dump Trump Song

      Woke up this mornin
      Pickin out seed
      My vote done got cro$$checked
      And they stole my legal weed

      Next thing I know
      This spoiled rotten ho
      Is lyin on TV
      Blamin our Drug Woe on Mexico

      Do we need a singer?
      They tried that $#!+ with Anslinger
      So I wrote this little zinger
      With my rhyming finger

      But dontchu know thatcha
      State cant create
      With hate
      You ate that “relate” plate
      Now they closed the gate
      That Fredrick Douglas is doin great
      Some learned their fate
      Just a little too late, Nate
      But theres still a free state
      We need to legislate
      So Lets participate
      Why wait?
      Click ACT!

      And Dump Trump!
      Use him to drain the swaump?
      Better get a sump pump!
      We dont need this cancer lump!
      Impeach his rump
      Depose his stump
      Bet his $tupid @$$ will give Dem polls a bump
      An Dump Trump

      You aint about states n rights
      Youre out for baits n bites
      Hell, Id be angry too
      If I had a lil dick like you

      So quit Finasteride poppin
      Your health care stoppin
      Cold coppin
      Food stamp choppin
      You just speakin on the mike
      Got yer brain cells floppin

      Cuz youre
      Leakin all the code words
      Mouth is spewin Tweet-turds
      Face look like some cheese curds
      Shat from angry goat herds

      Now youre praisin dick-taters
      Ego-maniac haters
      Doin deals with Russian-Saudi traders

      And heres the latest
      To respect your mate is
      The greatest
      Sorry to say this
      But you have no self-respect to play this
      you lack the manhood
      why your wife done
      Cold slapped your hand and
      zled out you get what you
      Thats why we say Truth
      And one more thing…

      Dump Trump!
      You work for us chump!
      Dump Trump!
      Jump when we say jump!
      You and Jeff-Gump
      Can go straight to Hell and hump
      Right to that sink hole
      In Mari-Lago
      And Dump Trump!

      backstabbin that supported you

      • Julian says:

        That was suposta read “And all the backstabbin bi+€£$ that supported you too!”

      • Julian says:

        Correction #2:
        “Traders” should have been spelled “traitors”
        There should have been a (Whaaaa?) in parenthesis after “Douglas doin great”
        And a “Ba-a-aaa” goat sound after “goat herds.”

        All lyrics have a poor mans copywrite with an open source pending patent with the only rule to share the song for passion not for profit.

      • Julian says:

        LMAO… “Baits and Bites?!”
        Oooooh Watch out! Trump’s about baits and BITES!”
        Ok so I officially change that lyric to
        “You aint about states rights
        You cant escape these fights”

      • Evening Bud says:


        You’re rap hits it on the head. Hits the walking-talking Cheeto on his head.

      • Nevada Bob says:

        Go to rott in hell all you liberal twonfaced

        • Julian says:

          This guy named Nevada Bob
          Thought his job was to sob
          Over “liberal” whatever
          Weed’s legal endeavour
          Was lost when Gov gave him the cob

        • Evening Bud says:

          Geez, Nevada Bob, that’s some pretty deep stuff there. You’re obviously a fan of the Jose Valdez school of oratory persuasiveness–either that or the Donald Drumpf school of intellectual discourse. I mean, “liberal twonfaced . . . ” A “twon” sounds pretty scary.

        • The true citizen says:

          Says the inbreed GOP supporter from Nevada. I’m guessing you think law and dictatorship makes and ensures freedom; And that freedom can only be granted by governments.

          Keep bowing to those tyrants, you bigot! Like the loyalists to the king, look at where that got them: they lost their empire. I’m also guessing you have no idea what I’m talking about. People with an education will know.

    6. dave says:

      why don’t the people in that country shoot or kill that terrorist? What are they waiting for, a head stone, a mass grave….

    7. vike1322 says:

      Trump and his GOP – the TRUE enemies of America.

    8. vike1322 says:

      Trump and his GOP are the TRUE enemies of America.

    9. vike1322 says:

      By not posting my comments, NORML obviously agrees with Trump’s approach. I will no longer support NORML.

      • Julian says:

        LMAO, Vickie, by now Im sure you realized that it takes aboit 24 hrs to post on this website blog. If you want that done any faster please donate on the “donate” tab because despite what Project SAM or too many in the GOP would have us believe NORML is understaffed and underfunded.

      • Miles says:

        Come on vike1322, don’t you realize that by not supporting NORML you are supporting the likes of Sabet, Sessions, and idiots like Chris Christie???

    10. Miles says:

      Nothing new here… Just Trump being Trump; you know, a clueless asshole!