'Trump Of The East' Becomes The Philippines' New President
The often offensive Rodrigo Duterte was just elected president of the Philippines, despite many controversial comments along the campaign trail.By Grant Suneson | May 9, 2016
There’s a brash, outspoken politician known for ruffling feathers and drawing huge crowds to his rallies who just became president. That's not a prediction for America; it's a reality in the Philippines.
Rodrigo Duterte has declared victory in the Philippines' presidential election, beating his closest challenger by more than 15 percent of the vote.
His often offensive, off-the-cuff speaking style earned him the nickname "Trump of the East." But Donald Trump has nothing on Duterte when it comes to shocking sound bites.