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Trump leaves Manila ahead of Asean Summit conclusion

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Trump leaves Manila ahead of Asean Summit conclusion

/ 03:50 PM November 14, 2017
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United States President Donald Trump. (AP FILE PHOTO)

United States President Donald Trump left the Philippines on Tuesday after attending the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit in Manila.

According to a source, Trump left at 3:18 p.m. via the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) and is headed to Hawaii.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque confirmed that Trump has left the Philippines.

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Trump skipped the Asean-East Asia Summit after the start of the meeting was delayed. The meeting was supposed to start at 1:30 p.m. while Trump was scheduled to leave at 3:00 pm.

Roque said Secretary of State Rex Tillerson represented Trump in the meeting.

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