WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – U.S. President Donald Trump has separate messages for Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President Leni Robredo.
Despite a U. S. Senate resolution urging the State Department to ban from entering the U.S. Philippine officials and others who had a hand in the detention of Senator Leila De Lima, Trump yet again reiterated his invitation for Duterte to visit The White House.
“Please come to the U.S.,” Trump told Duterte.
As for Robredo, Trump has this to say: “Please stop coming to the U.S.”
Since assuming the Vice Presidency, Robredo has made several trips to the U.S. — most of them unofficial — upon the invitation of private groups and individuals sympathetic to her and her political party’s liberal causes.
It wasn’t clear whether the U.S. State Department has cancelled Robredo’s U.S. visa.