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Trillanes calls Duterte a communist

By: - Reporter / @MAgerINQ
/ 11:45 AM October 21, 2016

If he thinks and talks like a communist, then he must be a communist.

This was how Senator Antonio Trillanes IV reacted on Friday to President Rodrigo Duterte’s announcement that the Philippines would cut its ties with the United States.

“If he thinks like a communist, talks like a communist, frees the communists, and appoints the communists, then he MUST be a communist,” Trillanes said in a statement.

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READ: ‘Time to say goodbye,’ Duterte tells US during visit to China

Asked whether he was referring to Duterte and if he was saying that the President is a communist, Trillanes answered in the affirmative.

Duterte announced he was “separating” from the US in an economic forum in Beijing on Thursday.

“Your honors, in this venue, I announce my separation from the United States…both in military and economic also,” the President said. CDG/rga

READ: Duterte announces military, economic split with US

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