Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is called the ‘Donald Trump for the East’ by certain news outlets, and now the two leaders that are controversial 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 talk about the two countries’ alliance.
President Trump and Duterte talked at length within a call on Saturday, with the main topic being the significance of strengthening the alliance between the united states of america and Philippines.
The leaders described the discussion as ‘friendly,’ a stark contrast from Duterte’s description for the former United States president. It had been simply this past year that Duterte said then-President Barack Obama ‘can go to hell,’ and called him a ‘son of a bi—.’
Duterte most likely sees much more of himself in Trump than Obama.
The American billionaire-turned-politician amassed part of their fortune off casinos through the Trump Entertainment that is now-defunct Resorts. Duterte, meanwhile, has instructed his country’s gaming regulator to help 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 blazing approach to politics. For Duturte, quite literally.
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