Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte congratulates Donald Trump on his election win and says he now wishes to stop quarreling with ally, the United States. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte congratulated Donald Trump on his election win and said on Wednesday he now wished to stop quarreling with ally the United States, recalling his anger at the Obama administration for criticizing him. The maverick leader, dubbed "Trump of the East" for his unrestrained rants and occasional lewd remarks, has repeatedly hit out at Washington in recent months, threatening to cut defense pacts and end military joint drills. "I would like to congratulate Mr. Donald Trump. Long live," Duterte said in a speech to the Filipino community during a visit to Malaysia. "We both curse. Even with trivial matters we curse. We are very similar in that way." Duterte won a May election by a huge margin and is often compared to Trump, having himself been the alternative candidate from outside of national politics. He campaigned on a populist, anti-establishment platform and struck a chord among ordinary Filipinos with his promises to fix what he called a broken country.