Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has claimed countries are turning against the United States because “the world hates our president’.
Mr Trump told supporters in Jonestown, Pennsylvania a “weak US” led by Barack Obama has caused the likes of the Philippines to abandon decades of close alliance in favour of China.
He said: “The world hates our president, The world hates us. You saw what happened with the Philippines after years and years and years.
“They’re now looking to Russia and China, because they don’t feel good about the weak America.”
Mr Obama cancelled a meeting with Rodrigo Duterte last month after the Philippines’ controversial new president appeared to call him a “son of a whore”. On Thursday Mr Duterte declared “America has lost” and he has called for closer links with Russia and China rather than the West.