Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte speaking at a press conference on April 29, 2017. President Trump personally invited Duterte, a leader accused of rights abuses, to the White House.

Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte speaking at a press conference on April 29, 2017. President Trump personally invited Duterte, a leader accused of rights abuses, to the White House.

President Trump has invited Rodrigo Duterte, the President of the Philippines, to the White House. Duterte is known for killing thousands of people in a crackdown on drugs.

The invitation comes after Trump previously called to congratulate President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey on his much-disputed referendum expanding his powers.

How could President Trump’s relations with authoritarian leaders affect America’s future? A look at Trump’s relationship with the world’s strongmen.

Guests

  • Emily Rauhala China and Philippines correspondent, The Washington Post
  • Thomas Countryman Former State Department diplomat who served 35 years in the foreign service until 2017; most recently, he was acting undersecretary for arms control; he's served at U.S. embassies in Belgrade, Cairo, Athens and Rome
  • David Rothkopf CEO and editor, FP group, which publishes Foreign Policy Magazine; author of "Great Questions of Tomorrow" and "National Insecurity: American Leadership in an Age of Fear"
  • Mike Fuchs Senior fellow, Center for American Progress; former deputy assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific nations

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