NEW YORK, New York (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – Minutes after Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump posted a taped “apology” for what he said about women in 2005, he immediately called Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte for advice.
Trump’s apology stemmed from an explosive audio tape released yesterday in which he said he bragged to TV host Billy Bush that he would forcibly kiss and grope women.
His 15-minute phone conversation with the controversial Philippine president focused on how he could come out of this latest controversy and still gain the trust and approval of the American voters.
Duterte has become world-famous because of his colorful language, joking about rape and catcalling women reporters. The former Davao City mayor had also used cuss words which were supposedly directed at the pope, President Obama, the United Nations and the European Union (EU).
“How do you do it,” Trump reportedly asked Duterte, “and still have a 91% approval rating by the Filipino people?”
Reliable sources told The Adobo Chronicles that Duterte advised Trump that “words alone don’t matter, actions do.”
Despite his colorful language and controversial statements, Duterte has been credited for significant positive changes in the Philippines since he assumed the presidency 100 days ago today.