President Rodrigo Duterte congratulated President-elect Donald Trump for his election victory during their phone conversation on Friday,December 2.
According to President Duterte, Trump wished him to success in his crackdown against the illegal drugs in the country.
Duterte said in a statement: “The President-elect Trump wishes to extend his warmest regards to the Filipino people. And in just a few minutes, we were talking [about] a lot of things. He was quite sensitive also to our worry about drugs,”
“I could sense a good rapport, an animated President-elect Trump. And he was wishing me success in my campaign against the drug problem,” he said.
“He understood the way we are handling it and I said that there’s nothing wrong in protecting a country. It was a bit very encouraging in the sense that I supposed that what he really wanted to say was that we would be the last to interfere in the affairs of your own country,” he added.