After Donald Trump won the U.S .Presidential elections, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte congratulated him on the phone. Trump responded positively saying that they should fix their bad relations. The U.S. President-Elect said this to Duterte on the phone during a United Nations-sponsored meeting on anti-corruption efforts.
Donald Trump thinks that Duterte can give advice on dealing with narcotics issues. He invited the Philippine President for a cup of coffee to exchange some views in either New York or Washington.
Trump’s comments about Duterte was a change from the current U.S. administration’s intentions of having him investigated by the International Criminal Court . This made Duterte feel like a saint.
When the new U.S. ambassador to Manila, Sung Kim, met with the president in Malacanang Palace, Duterte advised him to choose Trump because they are friends.