Action speaks louder than words & Duterte's body language tells us a lot.
Duterte also said of their conversation.“The President-elect Trump wishes to extend his warmest regards to the Filipino people. And in just a few minutes, we were talking [about] a lot of things. He was quite sensitive also to our worry about drugs,”
The President also said that “he could sense a good rapport” with Trump.
“I could sense a good rapport, an animated President-elect Trump. And he was wishing me success in my campaign against the drug problem,”
Duterte also added, “He understood the way we are handling it (the drug problem) and I said that there’s nothing wrong in protecting a country. It was a bit very encouraging in the sense that I supposed that what he really wanted to say was that we would be the last to interfere in the affairs of your own country,”
Unlike US President Barack Obama, Trump has not shown interest in interfering with Duterte's war on drugs. With the incoming Trump presidency, Duterte assured stronger ties with America. He said Trump wishes him well in his war on drugs.
The Philippine President added, “And he wishes me well too, in my campaign and he said that… well we are doing it as a sovereign nation, the right way. And he wishes us well. And I said that, well, we assured him of our ties with America,”
"Trump would be a good President for the US." Duterte said and added that, “I appreciate the response that I got from President-elect Trump and I would like to wish him success. He will be a good president for the United States of America. I am very sure,”
Duterte also mentioned that Trump invited him to visit the White House in 2017.
“And he has invited me to visit New York and Washington DC, he said that if I’m around, he wants to be notified of my presence.” he said.
Duterte also invited Trump to attend the 2017 Asean Summit in the Philippines. “And I mentioned to him about the ASEAN Summit next year and he said that he will try his best to be here. He wants to attend the Summit and that would be great for our country,”.