- U.S. Pres. Trump called the Philippines prime piece of real estate and the most strategic location
- Trump said it is important that the U.S get along with the Philippines
- The U.S president said he was able to rebuild the relationship with the Philippines due to his recent visit during the ASEAN Summit
As he brought his five-nation tour of Asia to its successful conclusion, United States President Donald Trump called the Philippines, the last leg of his journey, a most strategic place and a prime piece of real estate from the military’s standpoint.
As mentioned in Newsweek, Pres. Trump capped his 12-day Asian journey by participating in the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings in the Philippines.
“The Philippines is an unbelievably important military location because if you speak to the admirals and you speak to the generals. That’s a perfect spot,” Trump said.
“It is a strategic location — the most strategic location. And if you look at it, it’s called the most prime piece of real estate from a military standpoint,” Trump, a former real estate tycoon, added.
Because of its strategic value to the United States, Trump said it is very important that America get along with the Philippines.
“So it’s very important that we get along with the Philippines and we really do. We have a good very good relationship. I would actually say, probably, better than ever before,” he said.
Trump said the U.S. was able to rebuild a relationship with the Philippines due to his visit during the ASEAN Summit.