Trump is a Menace, Praises Duterte for Drug War

Regardless of one’s politics, it is incontrovertible that Donald Trump is a menace, a seven-year-old with a gnat’s attention span dressed up as the President of the United States. He is singularly unfit to be president. A clown of epic proportions, he is a clear and present danger to our constitutional system.

(I’ll note that I bet that Trump would win as early as April 2016. I’ve also bet that he won’t last a year in office; here’s hoping.)

Amid all of the Trump-coverage, you may have missed news of Trump’s praise for Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, a fascist who has admitted personally shooting and killing three men while mayor of Davao City, the post he held before being elected president last year.

In his first year of the presidency, press reports attribute some 4,200 killings to Duterte’s war on drugs.

Admittedly, there is a brutal efficiency to such a system’s disregard for basic human rights. In the United States, we lock people away for decades in cages for purely non-violent drug crimes.

But it is gruesome, and whatever the United States’ faults, we at least generally afford people due process before punishment.

Trump Praises Duterte

Here comes our clown-fascist-child president to praise Duterte:

You are doing an amazing job.
Reporters should ask at every. possible. instance. whether the President of the United States believes that killing suspected drug dealers is a piece of that “amazing job.”

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Damon Chetson

Damon Chetson is a Board Certified Specialist in State and Federal Criminal Law. He represents people charged with serious and minor offenses in Raleigh, Wake County, and the Eastern District of North Carolina. Call (919) 352-9411.