Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gestures as he answers questions from reporters at Manila's international airport, Philippines, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Duterte warned Wednesday that he'll be harsh in enforcing martial law in his country's south as he abruptly left Moscow to deal with a crisis at home sparked by a Muslim extremist siege on a city, where militants burned buildings overnight and are feared to have taken hostages. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Responding to questions from reporters on Wednesday, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he would tell President Trump to back off if the U.S. leader asked about Duterte’s human rights record during their upcoming meeting.
“You want to ask a question, I’ll give you an answer,” he said. “Lay off. That is not your business. That is my business. I take care of my country and I will nurture my country to health.”
Trump is currently on a 12-day trip across parts of Asia and has so far met with leaders in Japan and South Korea. He is scheduled to meet with Chinese leaders on Wednesday before flying to Vietnam on Friday and the Philippines on Sunday. Duterte will hold meetings with Trump on the U.S. president’s final day in Manila before heading home.
The Philippine president has been condemned by human rights groups worldwide over his brutal crackdown on drugs, his refusal to …
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