“It angers me when you are a foreigner, you do not know what exactly is happening in this country. You don’t even investigate,” said Duterte.
After Justin Trudeau tried to make it sound like their meeting went well, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte ripped into Trudeau for bringing up human rights issues with the drug war in that country.
“I said, ‘I will not explain. It is a personal and official insult,” said Duterte, adding, “It angers me when you are a foreigner, you do not know what exactly is happening in this country. You don’t even investigate.”
While Duterte has been criticized by human rights organizations for the toughness of the drug war in that country, it should be noted that the Philippines has had a massive problem with crime, and Duterte remains highly popular – in large part because of how he has taken very strong action.
Here’s what Trudeau said:
Judging the Philippines by the same standard we would apply in Canada doesn’t make sense, since the scale of their crime problem is far more severe, and thus requires far more severe solutions.
WATCH: Duterte rips Trudeau in press conference
Once again, Trudeau is doing the usual virtue-signalling on the world stage. Criticizing Duterte over human rights is what the establishment expects people to do, so Trudeau did it.
He could have been far more constructive by offering support for the Philippines fight against ISIS, but that would require actually taking action and taking a tough stance against terrorism. Why would Trudeau do that when he could take some selfies and virtue-signal instead?
Did anybody see his socks?
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