Desus & Mero

Desus and Mero Talk About Trump's Bizarre Phone Call with Duterte

The US president reportedly congratulated the Filipino leader on "the unbelievable job" he's done leading the country's drug war.

by Sarah Bellman
May 25 2017, 1:02pm

Filipino president Rodrigo Duterte has been fighting a deadly war on drugs in his country by allegedly ordering extrajudicial killings of thousands of suspects. But as many around the world have condemned Duterte's actions, we've recently learned that President Donald Trump called him up last month to congratulate him.

"I just wanted to congratulate you because I am hearing of the unbelievable job on the drug problem," Trump told the Filipino leader, who famously favorably compared his efforts to that of Hitler, on the phone. "Many countries have the problem, we have a problem, but what a great job you are doing and I just wanted to call and tell you that."

On Thursday's episode of Desus & Mero, the hosts talked about how Trump is bizarrely cozying up to Duterte.

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