Target: President-Elect Donald Trump
Goal: Unendorse Rodrigo Duterte’s murder of Filipinos struggling with substance abuse disorders.
The president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, divulged details into a phone conversation he had with Donald Trump in which the President-elect apparently championed the Filipino’s murder of thousands of people struggling with substance abuse. Trump’s team released a blasé statement in which they claimed the call was congratulatory, but Duterte’s recount recalls Trump praising his anti-drug campaign and inviting him to the White House. While this apparently amiable encounter could mean improved relations between the U.S. and the Philippines, it negates all previous denunciations by Barack Obama and other U.S. lawmakers.
Duterte has invoked the Holocaust, promising to slaughter 3 million people who are struggling with addiction in his country. In just five months, his administration has been responsible for the murder of over 5,400 Filipinos. Trump’s endorsement of this man is made worse by the fact that this tyrannical president recently said profane things to Obama, disrespecting the highest office in this country. Sign this petition to demand that Trump stop supporting Duterte’s violent war against drugs.
Dear President-Elect Trump,
I am writing to ask that you unendorse the war on drugs taking place in the Philippines. Duterte recently claimed that he held a phone call with you in which you said he was doing things the “right way,” but what he is actually doing is mass murdering his own citizens. Substance abuse disorders should not be punished with death but rather supplied with medical treatment.
I, along with the undersigned, am disappointed that the future president of the United States would uphold actions that clearly defile basic human rights. As the future leader of the free world, it will soon be your duty to champion the Constitution, yet you condone activity that clears goes against it. I ask that you speak out immediately to unendorse Duterte’s savage war on drugs.
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