Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has been called the ‘Donald Trump of this East’ by particular media outlets, and now the 2 controversial leaders are set to meet face-to-face in Washington, DC.
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte and United States President Donald Trump have a gaming connection, and plan to meet soon to discuss the two countries’ alliance.
President Trump and Duterte talked at length within a call on Saturday, with the primary topic being the importance of strengthening the alliance involving the United States and Philippines.
The leaders described the discussion as ‘friendly,’ a contrast that is stark Duterte’s description of this previous United States president. It had been year that is just last Duterte said then-President Barack Obama ‘can go to hell,’ and called him a ‘son of a bi—.’
Duterte likely sees much more of himself in Trump than Obama.
The American billionaire-turned-politician amassed part of their fortune off casinos through the now-defunct Trump Entertainment Resorts. Duterte, meanwhile, has instructed his country’s gaming regulator to make the Philippines the gaming that is top entertainment destination in Southeast Asia.
Duterte and Trump are also both outspoken leaders whom took a guns approach that is blazing politics. For Duturte, quite literally.
The Filipino president has received a good amount of cr Continue reading