“I really don’t mind, if they would like to do that, that’s fine,” Trump said Wednesday during a meeting with Ecuador President Lenin Moreno at the White House. “We’ll save a lot of money. You know my views are different from other people. I view it as, ‘Thank you very much, we’ll save a lot of money.’”
Masaya na ako dito, kesa naman ang kapalit ng pera nila ay sila ang masunod sa bansa natin. Dahil hindi na sila magbibigay ng pera, mahihirapan tayo mga kababayan. Pero alam ko kaya natin lahat ng pagsubok, sa huli tayo tayo din mga Pilipino ang magmamalasakit sa isa’t isa, hindi ang ibang lahi.
Trump added that he had a good relationship with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, and said the U.S. had helped the Southeast Asian nation combat Islamic State terrorists over the past decade.
The president’s remarks represented a sharp departure from the position of the Pentagon, with Esper telling reporters en route to a NATO conference in Brussels on Tuesday that “it’s a move in the wrong direction, again for the long-standing relationship we’ve had with the Philippines, for their strategic location, for the ties between our peoples and our countries.”
Hindi yung lagi nalang tayong naka-asa sa tulong ng ibang bansa.
Trump continued to claim that US troops “came in” and “literally, single-handedly” saved the Philippines from the attacks of terrorists in Marawi City almost three years ago.
Totoo naman talagang maraming naitulong ang US sa atin, sa pera palang talagang milyon milyon na. Kaya tayo minsan o lagi ang isip natin laging may “amerika”. Masyado tayong bilib sa America. Pero sa sarili natin, wala. Ni wala tayong pagmamahal sa sariling bansa natin.