Trump greets Filipino President Duterte with a handshake as the two settle down to a formal dinner wearing matching dress shirts – days after the hardline leader confessed to MURDERING a man ‘over a look’

Sunday, November 12, 2017
By Paul Martin

Donald Trump was greeted by President Rodrigo Duterte in Manila Sunday night
Their meeting came days after Duterte said he had stabbed a person to death
Trump, dressed in Philippine formal attire – shook hands and exchanged pleasantries with Duterte
They were spotted sitting beside each other at dinner and toasting champagne
Hundreds staged violent anti-Trump protests over the US President’s arrival

12 November 2017

Donald Trump has donned traditional Philippine formal attire to meet with President Rodrigo Duterte at a glitzy event in Manila, just days after the hard-line leader admitted to murdering a man when he was a teenager.

The US President was greeted by Duterte as he arrived with other world leaders to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations on Sunday.

Their meeting comes just days after the hard-line Filipino President admitted to stabbing a person to death as a teenager ‘over a look’ and hundreds staged violent anti-Trump protests over his arrival.

Trump arrived in Manila earlier on Sunday to attend two international world leader summits and close out his five-country tour of Asia.

Trump and Duterte shook hands twice and exchanged pleasantries at the glitzy event on Sunday night before fellow world leaders posed for a group photo and everyone filed into dinner.

Trump joined others in wearing Philippine formal attire – the Barong Tagalog, or long-sleeved white shirt.
Duterte sat to Trump’s left at dinner and they engaged in conversation before the first course was served. At one point they were pictured toasting with champagne.

Trump and Duterte are set to hold more formal talks on Monday. He was originally scheduled to depart Manila on Monday but he added a day to the visit so he could more fully participate in one of the summits.

Duterte – sometimes described ‘Trump of the East’ because of his brash and mercurial style – had said earlier on Sunday that he was ‘sure’ Trump wouldn’t raise human rights concerns when they met after the US President previously praised his deadly drug war.

The 72-year-old leader had said earlier in the week he would tell Trump to ‘lay off’ if he broached the subject.

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