President Trump, on a phone call with President Duterte, invited the leader of the Philippines to the White House. President Duterte has been a controversial figure in the Philippines; his war on drugs has claimed up to 7,000 lives, with the killings committed by state sanctioned ‘death squads’ and vigilantes. Just last week a lawyer filed a complaint in the international criminal court that alleges that Duterte has been involved in mass murder and crimes against humanity. President Trump previously praised President Duterte’s war on drugs. No date has been set for the White House visit as of yet.