Earlier this morning, President Trump lauded his positive relationship with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, as reported by The Hill.
Remarks from President Trump
President Trump provided fond remarks regarding his travels through Asia and time with President Duterte:
“We’ve had a great relationship. This has been very successful. We have many meetings today with many other leaders. The ASEAN conference [was] handled beautifully by the President in the Philippines and your representatives.”
“We very much appreciate the great treatment you’ve given us. I thought last night’s event was fantastic. Tremendous talent — most of it, I guess, from the Philippines. Tremendous talent — musical talent, dance talent. And we really had a tremendous time, all of the leaders.”
America’s Relations with Countries Around the World
Firstly, President Trump’s international travels have engendered lots of conversation. Many Americans have also taken to social media and other outlets to express their thoughts and opinions.
Furthermore, the President’s time in Russia attracted great criticism. Many of President Trump’s critics were displeased with his confirmation that he believes Putin who claims he did not meddle in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election.
However, in response to criticism, President Trump stated that America benefits from positive relations with countries around the world. This moreover mirrors remarks from the President’s supporters who have praised his work with leaders in the Philippines.
Many conservatives have asserted that Trump critics are ultimately blinded by their aversion of him to notice his good work. They also claim that positive relations with the Philippines and other nations will benefit America.