President-elect Donald Trump extended an offer to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to visit the White House next year, an aide to the foreign leader says.
Christopher Go, a special adviser to Duterte, says the president-elect and the Philippine leader had a ‘very engaging, animated’ talk today that lasted more than seven minutes.
Duterte lost out on a bilateral meeting with President Barack Obama this fall after calling him a ‘son of a b****’.
The Philippine president has professed a kinship with Trump, whose cursing on the campaign trail raised eyebrows more than once. Duterte also ran on an anti-establishment and populist platform, winning the presidency in his country after a record turnout among voters.
A readout of the meeting provided by Trump’s campaign early Friday evening did not mention the White House invitation.