Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte expressed his “warm congratulations” to U.S. president-elect Donald Trump and look forward in working together with him to improve relations, said Philippine minister.
Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said as Duterte expressed outrage with Obama administration and threatened repeatedly to end one of Washington’s most important Asian alliances, Duterte hailed the success of U.S. democratic system and the American way of life.
“Duterte “looks forward to working with the incoming administration for enhanced Philippines-U.S. relations anchored on mutual respect, mutual benefit and shared commitment to democratic ideals and the rule of law,” he said, reports Reuters.
Upon seeing tight results between the two candidates, finally Clinton did called Trump to concede the race, in minutes after she sent her campaign chairman to her supporters’ party saying, “It’s not over.” But Trump appeared to won the race.
President Donald Trump delivers his speech.
“I just received a call from Secretary Clinton. She congratulated us, it’s about us, on our victory, and I congratulated her and her family on a very, very hard fought campaign. She fought it very well. Hillary has worked very long and very hard over a long period of time, and we owe her a major debt of gratitude to our country.”
“Now it’s time for America to bind the wounds of division… I says it is time for us to come together as one united people.
“I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be president for all Americans, and this is so important for me.”
“For those who have chosen not to support me… I’m reaching out to you for your guidance and your help so that we can work together to unify our great country.”
President-elect Donald Trump had 276 total electoral votes in different states while President-elect Hillary Clinton had 218 total electoral votes, which means Trump gets 57,823,858 total votes over Clinton’s 57,185,223 total votes.