Philippines’ Duterte on Trump’s White House invitation: ‘I’m tied up’

Philippines' Duterte on Trump's White House invitation: 'I'm tied up'

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said he could not commit to visiting the White House after President Trump invited him this weekend, saying “I am tied up.” “I cannot make any definite promise. I am supposed to go to Russia; I am supposed to go to Israel,” he said, according to Yahoo News. Trump's invitation to Duterte, who has been accused of backing the vigilante execution of people involved in the drug trade and threatening journalists and political opponents, drew criticism from human rights groups.

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