An ArmchairMayor.ca editorial by Mel Rothenburger.
HAVE YOU ever been to a meeting and later heard someone else who was there describe what happened, and wonder whether you were at two different meetings?
Yesterday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte got together during a summit in Manila, with Trudeau raising the issue of human rights in connection with Duterte’s violent war on drugs, in which thousands have been killed.
Trudeau seemed pleased with the meeting. The president of the Philippines was, he said, “receptive” to the discussion, which was “very cordial.”
Duterte apparently was at a different meeting or, at least, on a totally different wave length. He called the conversation “a personal and official insult” and the meeting “bullshit.”
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