Trump boasted about hundreds of billions in trade deals his trip would bring the United States, though that number is subject to change.
The U.S. and Philippine governments say President Donald Trump and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte agreed to "continue mainstreaming the human rights agenda" in their respective countries during their meeting Monday in Manila. Praising himself for "a tremendously successful trip", he said said things had gone well from the moment he walked off the plane.
"Terrorism and violent extremism endanger the peace, stability and security of our region because these threats know no boundaries", Duterte said, who last month declared victory over Islamic State-inspired militants in the southern Philippine city of Marawi.
The ASEAN-UN meet on Monday was the last item on the President's schedule on Monday. At the opening ceremony in Manila, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, said that the two days of meetings presented an excellent opportunity to engage in meaningful discussion on matters of regional and worldwide importance.
The White House said earlier that human rights had come up "briefly" in the context of the Philippines' fight against illegal drugs.
"Whoa, whoa", Duterte said, according to a report from the White House press pool.
Trump announced on Twitter that he will be making a "major statement" when he returns to Washington.
Trump is slated to attend a pair of global summits and meet with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.
Trump was expected to attend a dinner with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at the end of the day.
"In my view", he told The Times, "President Trump has been fueling North Korean crisis by conducting fierce verbal attacks against North Korea's Kim Jong-un intentionally".
Duterte has been a controversial figure since taking office as president past year, and launching a war on drugs that has killed at least 3,900 people in the Philippines. Instead, Trump said he and Duterte have "had a great relationship" and avoided questions about whether he'd raise human rights concerns with the Filipino leader during a private meeting.