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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has publicly shared his frustrations working with the Obama administration since taking office in June, but on Saturday signaled he would be open to working with President-elect Trump.

“I will let Obama fade away and if he disappears, then I will begin to reassess,” Duterte said while speaking in his hometown of Davao about America’s potentially discontinuing a multi-million-dollar aid package. “I have talked to Trump, he was very nice, very courteous … I could not sense any hostile drift, or even the manner he was saying it, so, in deference, I’ll just wait.”

Duterte then touted how he and Trump had similar leadership styles, which he believes could make future negotiations easier than his experiences with Obama.

“We talk in the same language,” Duterte said, according to the Associated Press.

The Philippine leader said he told Trump in a recent phone conversation, “I like your mouth, it’s like mine.”

“Yes, Mr. President, we’re similar,” Duterte recalled the Republican leader saying in reply. “And you know, people with the same feather flock together,” Duterte added.

One of first issues Trump likely will have to address in the White House is the U.S. government aid agency Millennium Challenge Corporation’s decision to renew development assistance aid for the Philippines. The U.S. government aid agency recently said it had to defer a vote to renew a development assistance aid package for the Philippines in order to conduct a “further review of concerns around rule of law and civil liberties.” Since taking office in June, Duterte’s administration has cracked down on the drug epidemic plaguing the country and is being watched by the European Union following 2,000 to 5,000 deaths of drug dealers and others with drug addictions.

While the MCC will meet in March 2017 to decide whether to proceed with the aid package, Duterte responded to the delay on Saturday by warning he would revoke the agreement that allows U.S. forces to visit the Philippines.

“I understand that we have been stricken out of the Millennium Challenge. Well, good, I welcome it,” Duterete said, adding that he would look instead to China and Russia for financial assistance.

Philippine president blasts US on aid dispute, praises 'kindest soul' China

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