WATCH: Duterte hits 'vacillating' US, compares Obama and Trump


Posted at Jul 24 2017 06:06 PM

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President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said the United States is "vacillating" on its values, as he spoke on the difference between former President Barack Obama and current President Donald Trump.

In his 2nd State of the Nation (SONA) Address, Duterte recalled that Obama called him out when he was still president of the country. However, he recalled that Obama's successor sang a different tune when they spoke over the phone.

"Pag dating ni Trump, ‘Oh yes, Mr. President, I’ve been expecting your call. You’re doing it right’,” he told lawmakers.

He criticized Filipinos and non-government organizations who turn to the US when slamming his war on drugs.

"That’s the value of the country that you value—ambivalent, parang electric fan. Ok dito, hindi na ok. It’s vacillating. Tapos kayong mga NGO, bilib kayo," he said.

Duterte has chosen to turn away from Washington, Philippines' long-time defense ally, when Obama criticized his anti-narcotics drive.

Under Trump, however, Duterte has tamped down on his tirades against the Western superpower.