Trump says Philippines fighting drugs 'the right way': Duterte

Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte talks to US President-elect Donald Trump on the phone at Legaspi Suites in Davao CityPhilippine leader Rodrigo Duterte said Saturday that President-elect Donald Trump told him Manila was conducting its deadly drug war “the right way”, in stark contrast to the criticism he has received from the current White House. The Philippine president called Trump late Friday evening to congratulate him on his election victory with Trump wishing him “success” in his controversial anti-crime crackdown, in which some 4,800 people have been killed since June, according to Duterte. Trump’s office released a brief statement following the conversation, saying Duterte had congratulated Trump and the two agreed to work together closely.

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