NEW YORK, New York (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump seems to be backing down from his earlier statements that he will accept the results of November’s elections only if he wins.
Today at 3 a.m, Trump took to his Twitter account to categorically state that he will accept his election loss if a President Hillary Clinton will appoint him U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines. (The current ambassador, Philip Goldberg, is stepping down this November.)
Just a day earlier, at the Al Smith Dinner in New York, Trump joked that Hillary would appoint him ambassador to Iraq or Afghanistan.
“I was joking about Iraq and Afghanistan,” Trump tweeted, “but I am dead serious about the Philippines.”
The Republican candidate said that with Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s recent pronouncement that he would “separate” from the U.S. and align himself with China and Russia, “being the U.S. ambassador to the Philippines would be such an honor and would allow me to be closer to my Chinese friends and to Vladimir Putin.”
When asked about Trump’s comments, Clinton said, “I will wait until we have the election results. I will keep you in suspense.”