President-elect Donald Trump extended invitation to selected world leaders to grace his inauguration as the 45th President of the United States of America on January 20, 2017.
First on the list of 12 leaders invited to the inauguration is charismatic Filipino president, Rodrigo Duterte.
Mr. Trump immediately placed a call to the President of Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte immediately after his victory speech early Wednesday morning.
Whiles other world leaders were trooping in with congratulatory messages to the 45th President of the United States, the situation with Duterte was in the opposite. He surprisingly received a call from the President-elect and becomes the first world leader to receive a call from Mr. Trump.
They discussed several issues which covered US – Philippines ties, US military troops stationed at southern Philippines and several other issues. The two met during the 71st UN General Assembly in New York last September.
The polls said it wouldn’t happen this way. The forecasts said it wouldn’t happen this way. Even the betting markets said it wouldn’t happen this way.
But on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, Americans elected Donald Trump the 45th President of the United States.