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Donald Trump Apologizes To Filipinos For ‘Terrorist’ Comment

image.jpegNEW YORK, New York (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – In a rare public display of vulnerability and fear, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump apologized to the Filipino people for his comment linking their country to terrorism.

In a recent anti-immigration speech in Maine, Trump has lumped the Philippines among “terrorist nations” from where people should be denied entry to the United States.

Trump, in a statement released today, said that his campaign interns fed him the wrong information, leading him to believe that the entire Philippines was a Muslim country and that it was one of the Republics located in the Middle East.

Many believe that the apology was part of the Trump campaign’s damage control efforts to regain the millions of potential Filipino American votes the candidate may have lost as a result of his ‘terrorist’ comment.

Others, however, think that what prompted Trump to finally apologize was Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s challenge to engage the Republican candidate to a fistfight. That may be too much for Trump to handle.

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Philippine President Duterte Challenges Donald Trump To A Fistfight; Republican Candidate Calls Filipinos ‘Animals’

image.jpegMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump may have finally met his match in Philippine President Rodrigo R. Duterte. The two have often been likened to each other, but they are thousands of miles apart, literally and figuratively.

Today, Duterte publicly challenged Trump to a fistfight — gloves off — after the American businessman-turned-politician called for the banning of Filipinos from entering the United States.

Campaigning in Maine on Thursday, Trump called for restrictions on immigrants from the Philippines and other countries with high rates of terrorism.

In his speech, Trump listed several immigrants, mostly from Muslim majority countries — Afghanistan, Iraq, Morocco, Pakistan, the Philippines, Somalia, Syria, Uzbekistan and Yemen — who were arrested for conducting or threatening to carry out violent attacks, teaching bomb-making to recruits, and otherwise supporting terror groups.  He called them ‘animals.’

Trump had proposed the immigration ban previously but this was the first time that he specifically mentioned the Philippines.

Upon learning of Trump’s statement, Duterte went on national state television, inviting Trump to Manila so that the two could engage in a boxing match, ‘man to man.’

“I will not take any insult on my Filipino people sitting down,” Duterte said. “Let’s settle this once and for all, extra-judicially.”

Addressing Trump directly, Duterte said, “If you are too scared to come to Manila, I can come meet you in Las Vegas, at the Trump Towers or at the MGM Grand Arena.”

The Trump camp has yet to respond to Duterte’s challenge.

UPDATE: Philippines Voids Building Permit Of Trump Tower In Makati City

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Trump Wants To Ban Immigrants From The Philippines; FilAm Voters Want To Deliver Zero Votes For Trump

imageSAN FRANCISCO, California (The Adobo Chronicles, San Francisco Bureau) – It is no secret that Donald Trump wants to exclude Filipinos from entering the United States as part of his campaign promise to ban immigration from countries with terror links.

The Philippines is one of 12 countries that the U.S. State Department has identified as “safe havens” for terrorism.image

So, Filipino Americans are retaliating by promising to deliver zero votes to Trump this coming November.

While many Filipino Americans have self-identified as Republican, they have decided to cross party lines by voting for Hillary Clinton who is more sympathetic to the cause of Filipino immigration to the United States.

It is estimated that the some 4 Million Filipinos live in the United States.  If each and every one of these FilAms would register to vote and vote for Clinton in November, it could spell the defeat of Trump, considering how close the 2016 presidential elections is being projected to be.

Moral of the story: Don’t mess with Filipinos!

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