A chilling message

Bad in itself and bad in the inspiration it gives to others.

Duterte tells U.N. human rights expert: ‘Go to hell’

The Philippine Supreme Court voted last month to remove Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, whom Duterte had called an “enemy” for voting against controversial government proposals, citing violations in the way she was appointed.

Her dismissal is sending a chilling message to other supreme court judges and members of the judiciary, Diego García-Sayán, special U.N rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, said on Friday.

It’s what modern tyrants do: they mess with the courts and the judges.

“Tell him not to interfere with the affairs of my country. He can go to hell,” Duterte told a news conference late Saturday night, prior to leaving for an official visit to South Korea.

As if it’s Duterte’s own personal country that he owns. You don’t want a head of state who thinks that way.

Trump thinks he’s a fine fella.

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