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Local Filipinos disappointed Trump didn't push Duterte on drug killings




US President Donald Trump (L) speaks with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte during a special gala celebration dinner for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Manila on November 12, 2017.
World leaders arrive in the Philippines' capital for two days of summits beginning on November 13.  / AFP PHOTO / POOL / ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA        (Photo credit should read ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (L) speaks with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte during a special gala celebration dinner for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Manila on November 12, 2017. World leaders arrive in the Philippines' capital for two days of summits beginning on November 13. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA (Photo credit should read ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA/AFP/Getty Images)
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President Trump met this weekend with the controversial president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte. There appeared to be plenty of goodwill between the two leaders. The President even said that the two had a "great relationship."

But very little was said about human rights violations, stemming from thousands of extrajudicial killings in the Philippines as part of Duterte's war against illegal drugs.

To find out what Filipino Americans are saying about Trump's visit, Take Two spoke to James Zarsadiaz, assistant professor of history and director of the Philippine Studies program at the University of San Francisco.

"There's disappointment across the board," Zarsadiaz tells Take Two.

Filipino Americans — especially many here — are concerned about this. The United States and the Philippines have had a longstanding relationship and had strong alliances and ties for decades. Essentially, this was seen as something not very positive as a result of the summit. 

Press the blue play button to hear more about what Filipino Americans were hoping to hear from President Trump. after his meeting with Rodrigo Duterte.