from leaked transcript of confidential phone call between trump and duterte:
trump - "you can tell [xi] i am counting on him [regarding keeping n. korea in check]. i have a very good relationship with him. i had him in florida for two days and got to know him well. he is a good guy"
duterte - "i will try to make a call tomorrow to china"
trump - "please call and tell them we are all counting on china. tell the president - we became friends for two days - he was great.... on another subject, i am coming to see you i guess sometime"
duterte - "november hopefully, we will be happy to see you"
trump - "thank you mr. president. you are a good man. yes, certainly in november welcome and thank you and we will be happy to see you, rodrigo. i look forward to seeing you. if you want to come to the oval office, i will love to have you in oval office. anytime you want to come. i will be in the philippines in november, but anytime you are in DC or anywhere, come see me in the oval office. work it out with your staff. seriously, if you want to come over, just let us know. just take care of yourself, and we will take care of n. korea. keep up good work, you are doing an amazing job. say hello to people of the philippines for me"
duterte - "it is the last day of the ASEAN summit and everyone was asking. sultan bolkiah just left but i will tell remaining guys here what you told me. we are all for peace, there's no secret about that"
trump - "good, you take care of yourself, come see me before november, you are invited anytime"
duterte - "i will do that mr. president. thank you for the concern. god bless you mr. president"
trump - "take care of yourself, rodrigo, god bless you"
talk about thirsty
both parties criticized trump for inviting duterte for a white house meeting, by the way. at the ASEAN summit, duterte sang a love song for trump, who subsequently referred to him as frank sinatra
"you're just like trump" - sec of state pompeo, to duterte
"[trump] speaks my language" - duterte - both are known to be crass and sexist
duterte is known as "filipino trump"
The bulk of people here respect Duterte even ones who didn't vote for him.
that's really not relevant to anything. same was true of hitler in germany prior to WWII