THE MOST POWERFUL PRESIDENT IN THE WORLD, APOLOGIZES TO PRES. DUTERTE!!! READ ON...
NEWS UPDATE: TRUMP APOLOGIZES TO DUTERTE FOR ‘FOOLISH’ STATEMENTS FROM SENATORS
President Donald Trump on Saturday morning apologized to the Philippines strongman Rodrigo Duterte for lewd statement that was made by US Congress about the Philippine leader. He said Senator’s reckless comments can hurt his good relationship with Duterte and that he had to apologize.
“I’ve never said I’m a perfect person, nor pretended to be someone that I’m not. I’ve said and done things I regret, but the statement released yesterday by the co-chair of the Human rights commission, Jim McGovern was wrong and ‘foolish.’ It would be a big shame for US to lose genius people like my brother Duterte, and therefore on behalf of Americans I wish to apologize.” Trump said in a brief video statement released late Friday night as a number of Senators distanced themselves from senator Jim McGovern who had threatened to protest should Duterte visits US.
Trump said that the reckless statement– which was made public by The Washington Post on Friday afternoon — is “a distraction from the important issues we are facing today.” He then attacked Senator Jim McGovern and his Democratic crew saying–“they are afraid of Duterte coming to America because they are drug users and Duterte strictly does not entertain drug users.” He then said his invitation to Duterte is still on and he would go to Philippines for a physical apology.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said McGovern’s comments are personal “repugnant, and unacceptable in any circumstance” and called on McGovern “to apologize directly to the people of Philippines and their leader, and take full responsibility for the utter lack of respect for the respected President Duterte.” House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) called on McGovern to issue a “full and unqualified apology.
The co-chair of the commission, Jim McGovern, had opposed a visit by President Duterte to the US, saying that he would protest such a move due to multiple violations of human rights by the leader.
On other side President Duterte issued a statement on Friday saying–“There will never be a time that I will go to America during my term, or even thereafter.”