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Pentagon officials reportedly displeased with Trump’s mention of US submarines to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

President Donald Trump is once again being accused of sharing sensitive information with a foreign dignitary.

BuzzFeed News is reporting that “Pentagon officials are in shock after the release of a transcript between President Donald Trump and his Philippines counterpart reveals that the US military had moved two nuclear submarines towards North Korea.”

The report goes on to quote officials as saying, “We never talk about subs!”

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In a transcript of the conversation Trump had with the Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte, on April 29—a record of which is marked confidential but has since been published—the two men began talking about the North Korean threat.

After Duterte mentions the influence China could have in the situation, Trump says, “We have a lot of firepower over there. We have two submarines — the best in the world. We have two nuclear submarines, not that we want to use them at all.”

Pentagon sources reportedly told BuzzFeed that the president’s disclosure was too revealing, reducing the “element of surprise,” and it could also tempt nearby countries like China to test the anti-submarine systems they want to implement.

RELATED: Facts you didn’t know about Duterte

Duterte was born on March 28, 1945 in Maasin, Southern Leyte, Philippines.


Duterte became the mayor of Davao City in 1988, where he earned the nickname “The Punisher.” He served as mayor for 20 years, non-consecutively.


Duterte comes from a family of politicians. His father, Vicente Duterte, was the governor of unified Davao and a member of President Ferdinand Marcos’ cabinet. His daughter, Sara Duterte, is currently the mayor of Davao City.

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Rodrigo Duterte was elected the 16th president of the Philippines in May 2016.

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Duterte once compared himself to Adolf Hitler, saying he would kill millions of drug addicts.

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Duterte has led a violent anti-drug crackdown, and more than 7,000 have reportedly been killed since he has taken office. 

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Duterte called President Barack Obama a “son of a wh**e.” He made the comments after Obama brought up concerns about human rights violations in 2016. Duterte later apologized for the comment.

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Weeks before being sworn in as president, Duterte fueled an already hostile environment for journalists when he said, “Just because you’re a journalist you are not exempted from assassination, if you’re a son of a b****.” 

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In 2015, Duterte vowed to execute 100,000 criminals and dump their bodies into Manila Bay. 

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Duterte cursed Pope Francis over traffic that was generated by his visit. 

“We were affected by the traffic,” Duterte said. “It took us five hours. I asked why, they said it was closed. I asked who is coming. They answered, the Pope. I wanted to call him: ‘Pope, son of a wh**e, go home. Do not visit us again’.”

He later apologized. 


Duterte came under fire in April 2016 after he made a joke about a missionary who was gang raped and murdered during a prison riot in 1989. “But she was so beautiful,” Duterte said. “I thought the mayor should have been first.” 

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A witness testified in Sept. 2016, claiming he was a member of Duterte’s alleged “Davao Death Squad,” and that the Filipino president gave orders to kill drug dealers, drug users and others who may violate the law. 

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In December of 2016, Duterte said President Donald Trump endorses his violent and deadly campaign against drugs after a brief phone call. 

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Congressman Gary Alejano filed an impeachment complaint against Duterte in March 2017, claiming he is guilty of crimes against humanity and murder.


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The Washington Examiner, however, downplayed the significance of Trump’s comments, noting the U.S. Navy itself announced the separate arrivals of the USS Michigan and USS Cheyenne in the region in news releases dated April 25 and May 2, respectively.

The piece goes on to say that “Though the Cheyenne announcement came after Trump’s call with Duterte, it’s an indication that the information is not as sensitive as some are suggesting.”

A Business Insider report indicates that it is unclear which submarines the president was actually referring to but notes at the same time, “it is highly unlikely his disclosure was inappropriate, because he did not appear to give specifics.”

Trump had previously been criticized for sharing information about an Islamic State threat with several Russian officials during an Oval Office visit.

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17-year-old girl allegedly raped by man she met during job interview

TACOMA, Wash. (KCPQ) – A 17-year-old girl was raped by a man after she participated in a group job interview with him at a department store at the Tacoma Mall earlier this month, Pierce County prosecutors allege.

Miles Brown, 22, was charged with second-degree rape and second-degree kidnapping in connection with the May 2 incident.

Brown was ordered held on $1 million bail.

According to court documents:

Brown and the teenager interviewed for the job along with three other people.

The girl said that after the interview, she was texting her father for a ride to her study group when Brown asked her to hang out and insisted on giving her a ride instead. She said Brown eventually took her phone and used it to text her father to say she had a ride, and she finally agreed to let him drive her.

The girl said that once she was in the car, Brown said he needed to stop by his house. She said she told him she was in a hurry to get to her study group and asked that he drop her off somewhere instead so that she could get another ride.

During the drive, Brown repeatedly put his hand on the girl’s leg. As she began to get worried, the girl began texting her family and friends asking them to come get her.

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They ended up in a secluded field near Pacific Lutheran University, which is where the alleged sexual assault occurred.

The girl eventually escaped from the car and got to PLU, where she called for help.

Pierce County sheriff’s detectives said Brown’s story changed several times when they talked to him.

At first, they said, he denied so much as talking to anybody from the interview. When he was told the store likely had surveillance cameras, he admitted he talked to the girl. Eventually, he admitted to giving her a ride, then gradually admitted to different levels of sexual contact but said it was consensual.

Pierce County Sheriff’s Det. Ed Troyer said incidents like this one are rare, but serve as a good reminder to talk to teenagers and younger children about personal safety.

“The way it is nowadays, don’t get in the car with strangers under any circumstances,” Troyer said. “Always go in pairs, and if you are going to get picked up or dropped off, always know the time and place.

“Don’t be afraid of hurting someone’s feelings by saying ‘No, I’m not getting in your car.”

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