NBC News recently published  a news article whose headline asserted that President Donald Trump has “befriended” strongmen leaders in 2017, but its own content casts doubt on the headline’s claim.
In the article’s third sentence, the author reveals that the headline of the article is only conjecture:
Some might call them strongmen. Some might call them dictators. President Donald Trump might also call them friends.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Philippines President (and self-confessed murderer ) Rodrigo Duterte are among the world leaders Trump has invested time in during his first year in office.