Donald Trump build relations with authoritarian Asian leaders

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US president invites controversial leaders of Thailand and Philippines to the White House amid growing North Korean tensions

Donald Trump has revived US relations with two of Asia’s most authoritarian heads of state – the leader of Thailand’s junta and the president of the Philippines – by inviting them to the White House.

In separate phonecalls over the weekend, Trump spoke with Thailand’s prime minister, Prayuth Chan-ocha, a former general who took power in a 2014 coup, and the Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte, who is accused of mass murder.

Related: Trump’s stance on North Korea missile defence ‘chaotic’, says Seoul media

Cheap excuse for Trump inviting to White House man who promotes thousands of summary executions. Duterte has no leverage over North Korea. https://t.co/ig4qm6S96R

Assistant to POTUS models in an ad for POTUS’s new Tower in Manila. President of Philippines just got WH invite. pic.twitter.com/zEDxTkGN17

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