- Unlike Barack Obama, who he called a whore ' young, '' Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte may well sympathize with his successor Donald Trump. Duterte Saturday looked particularly happy return to the first conversation he had with the next US president. During a phone Trump would have talked approvingly about Duterte's very hard tackling drug dealers and users.
' He understands the way we deal and said there is nothing wrong with protecting your country, '' The New York Times quoted the Philippine president Saturday. ' He wished me luck with my campaign against the drug problem. ''
That campaign is both condemned by Obama as the UN and the European Union. Duterte, the term 'war on drugs' have given a very literal sense; since he took office last summer, are certainly two thousand people suspected of drug dealing or usage shot dead by police.
Trump and his team have not yet released the contents of the conversation.