Trump does not mind withdrawing US troops from the Philippines


US President Donald Trump has no objection to the termination of the agreement with the Philippines on foreign military forces. He told reporters at a meeting in the White House with the president of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno:


I really don't mind. Since they want to do this, it will save a lot of money.

This agreement is known as the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA). Washington and Manila imprisoned him in 1998. This year, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced the termination of the agreement after his ally Senator Ronald Dol Rose was denied an entry visa to the United States.

To this, Donald Trump reacted calmly and expressed his consent to the termination of the contract. At the same time, he understands that his opinion on this issue is contrary to the position of other American officials.

For example, Pentagon chief Mark Esper called Duterte’s decision “regrettable,” while the American embassy in Manila hinted that breaking the agreement was “a serious step with significant consequences.”

The US President also noted that he had a good relationship with Rodrigo Duterte, and recalled the assistance provided by America to the Philippines in the fight against the radicals of the “Islamic State” (banned in Russia).
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  1. Same lech 13 February 2020 09: 38 New
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    The US President also noted that he had a good relationship with Rodrigo Duterte

    Duterte is an avid swindler ... I wonder what Rodrigo said to him in the mood.
    1. bessmertniy 13 February 2020 09: 45 New
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      Good people will always have a topic of conversation. wink Therefore, no less interesting is what vulgarity in response to the President of the Philippines, the US President. wassat
    2. knn54 13 February 2020 10: 26 New
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      The question is how it was said: "I will ask for a way out" or "go out."
  2. DMB 75 13 February 2020 09: 38 New
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    I really don't mind. Since they want to do this, it will save a lot of money.

    That's the whole Trump ... laughing
  3. Dmitry Donskoy 13 February 2020 09: 38 New
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    Small but very proud. Many countries should learn from the Philippines. repeat
    1. Aaron Zawi 13 February 2020 10: 14 New
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      Quote: Dmitry Donskoy
      Small but very proud. Many countries should learn from the Philippines. repeat

      Little ones? recourse
    2. orionvitt 13 February 2020 10: 28 New
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      Quote: Dmitry Donskoy
      Small but very proud. Many countries should learn from the Philippines. repeat

      The matter is certainly good and necessary, in the political sense, but they have more employees sitting there at the US Embassy. The Philippines, as it was, remained under American economic influence. In addition, in that region, the American military presence is very clearly indicated by the bases on Okinawa and the huge base on Guam. Not to mention Taiwan, the most loyal US ally in those places. So, the states have nothing to lose but prestige. But lately, don't get used to it ..
    3. Polymer 13 February 2020 18: 44 New
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      Quote: Dmitry Donskoy
      Small but very proud

      If the territory is average (72nd place in the world), and if the population (105 million people, 12th place) - then they can’t be called “small”.
  4. aszzz888 13 February 2020 09: 39 New
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    For example, Pentagon chief Mark Esper called Duterte’s decision “regrettable,” while the American embassy in Manila hinted that breaking the agreement was “a serious step with significant consequences”
    Will mericatos prepare another revolution? Or banderlog connect?
    1. Michael vitman 13 February 2020 09: 59 New
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      You can not judge by yourself! In Kyrgyzstan, the government also asked to withdraw the US base from Manas airport, and the Americans silently left in accordance with the agreement!
      1. yfast 13 February 2020 12: 05 New
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        Feathers flew a couple of years around the CIS.
        1. Michael vitman 13 February 2020 12: 13 New
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          I do not understand your pearl. Write in Russian please.
          1. yfast 13 February 2020 12: 21 New
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            If you have never been to a pioneer camp in the USSR, then you will not understand. There was such a quiet hour, and it happened at that time that the pioneers fought pillows, most importantly, in silence, but feathers flew even on the street. The meaning of this “pearl” is that they didn’t leave a damn thing silently, there the pressure on them was decent and lasting.
            1. Michael vitman 13 February 2020 12: 21 New
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              Now logically fasten to your pearl!
    2. Chervonny 13 February 2020 10: 10 New
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      Quote: aszzz888
      Will mericatos prepare another revolution? Or banderlog connect?

      I think there will be two in one. On the one hand, they will prepare a coup, on the other hand, they will finance terrorists.
  5. BARKAS 13 February 2020 09: 40 New
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    Recently, if the American president says that he is withdrawing troops, this means that the number of these troops will only increase.
  6. rocket757 13 February 2020 09: 46 New
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    I really don't mind. Since they want to do this, it will save a lot of money.

    it seems that there simply is not what Mr. President loves and wants ... lucky for them.
    but others are so unlucky.
    1. Grits 14 February 2020 01: 22 New
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      Quote: rocket757
      it seems there simply isn’t what Mr. President loves and wants ...

      ... oil
  7. Cowbra 13 February 2020 10: 04 New
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    Trump does not mind withdrawing troops

    Not if you insist so, Trump muttered embarrassedly, rubbing the imprint of a kirzach on the goose ...
  8. Pavel57 13 February 2020 10: 10 New
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    The Philippines scored loans from China, but they will need to be repaid.
  9. rotmistr60 13 February 2020 10: 27 New
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    I really don't mind. Since they want to do this, it will save a lot of money.
    Probably the teleprompter (visible in the photo) gave the wrong text. If it is a matter of saving money, I would have long ago brought my soldiers out of Afghanistan and Iraq, but for some reason is not in a hurry.
  10. KVU-NSVD 13 February 2020 10: 32 New
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    Trump is rarely opposed to withdrawing troops, with troops being withdrawn just as rarely.
  11. Lamata 13 February 2020 10: 36 New
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    And where did the Americans voluntarily leave?
    1. Gene84 13 February 2020 12: 08 New
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      it seems that it was only from Austria ... but in general they were only forcefully expelled from everywhere, they themselves voluntarily did not leave anywhere.
    2. Michael vitman 13 February 2020 12: 23 New
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      They left Kyrgyzstan in accordance with the agreement!
      1. Lamata 13 February 2020 12: 32 New
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        Right, left, but left Uzbekistan?
        1. Michael vitman 13 February 2020 12: 32 New
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          Karimov was taken out of Uzbekistan under pressure
          1. Lamata 13 February 2020 16: 45 New
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            Thanks for the info.
          2. Krasnodar 13 February 2020 18: 00 New
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            Quote: Michael Vitman
            Karimov was taken out of Uzbekistan under pressure

            It's not my business, you can’t answer my question, but .. Doesn’t it seem strange to you to choose your own Nick? I do not detract from the professional qualities of this tanker, he was still a SS Hauptsturmfuhrer, he put a lot of our soldiers ..
            1. Grits 14 February 2020 01: 31 New
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              Quote: Krasnodar
              Don't you find it strange to choose your own Nick?

              So he indicated that it was not only his nickname, but also his name. Himself narrow-minded, and even casts a shadow on parents
              1. Krasnodar 14 February 2020 10: 30 New
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                Yeah People are different...
    3. Grits 14 February 2020 01: 30 New
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      Quote: Lamata
      And where did the Americans voluntarily leave?

      From Somalia (they claimed to be voluntary ...)
  12. Rusland 13 February 2020 10: 55 New
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    "Trump does not mind withdrawing US troops from the Philippines"

    We do not mind either. yes There are a lot of broods, but there are no prolaps or onions. smile
  13. Ros 56 13 February 2020 12: 01 New
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    How many times have they already dived, even in my opinion Trump once called a fool. Lovely scolding, only amuse.
  14. Romeo 13 February 2020 12: 24 New
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    Interestingly, if Japan asks the US for a way out, will Trump also not mind?
  15. pexotinec 13 February 2020 18: 07 New
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    So easily agreed? Well, we know Trump.
  16. Metallurg_2 13 February 2020 20: 54 New
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    Apparently, the Philippines has a lot of oil.
    1. iouris 14 February 2020 00: 06 New
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      The Philippines was taken from Spain to create a US base on the way to China. This was the beginning of the US economic crisis and the end of the Monroe Doctrine.
  17. iouris 14 February 2020 00: 04 New
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    It doesn’t mean anything yet. Tomorrow he will bill.