You’re so fantastic! Trump praises Duterte for ‘incredible’ hosting of ASEAN Summit
United States President Donald Trump has lavished praises on President Rodrigo Duterte for the way he hosted the 31st ASEAN Summit.
Speaking at the commemoration of the 5th ASEAN-US Summit Monday (November 13) at the Philippine International Convention Center, Trump said Duterte hosted the event at a “very critical time.”
“And I want to thank you for incredible hospitality and the show last night, the talent at that show, I assume mostly from the Philippines, was fantastic. Thank you,” he said.
“And you were fantastic also very much from the Philippines. We couldn’t tell the difference,” Trump added, drawing laughter and applause from the audience.
Addressing Duterte by his first name, Trump thanked the President for the way he treated the heads of state who flew to the Philippines for the ASEAN Summit.
Trump has extended his stay in the country until Tuesday (November 14) to attend the East Asia Summit.