The transcript below is directly from the Confidential document, including typos, short forms, etc. Note: POTUS is "president of the United States". PRRD is "Philippines Republic [President] Rodrigo Duterte"
PRRD: This is PRRD speaking. Yes, speaking.
POTUS: Mr president.
POTUS: Okay I hope its not too late? Its okay isn't it? Is it too late?
POTUS: Oh ok good, because (I) know you don't sleep much, you're just like me. You are not a person who goes to bed at all. I know that, right?
POTUS: I just wanted to congratulate you because I am hearing of the unbelievable job on the drug problem. Many countries have the problem, we have a problem, but what a great job you are doing and I just wanted to call and tell you that.
POTUS: I understand that and fully understand that and I think we had a previous President who did not understand that, but I understand that and we have spoken about this before.
POTUS: so how is everyone doing, how is the Phls doing?
POTUS: Whats your opinion of him, Rodrigo? Are dealing with someone who stable or not stable?
POTUS: We have a lot of firepower over there. We have two submarines - the best in the world - we have two nuclear submarines - not that we want to use them at all. I've never seen anything like they are but we don't have to use this but he could be crazy so we will see what happens.
POTUS: we can handle it
POTUS: I hope China solves the problem. They really have the means because a great degree of their stuff come through China. They are doing certain things, like not accepting calls. But if China doesn't do it, we will do it
POTUS: You can tell him I am counting on him. I have a very good relationship with him. I had him in Florida for two days and got to know him well. He is a good guy.
POTUS: We can't let a madman with nuclear weapons let on the loose like that. We have a lot of firepower, more than he has, times 20 but we don't want to use it. You will be in good shape
POTUS: Pls call China and tell them we are all counting on China. Tell the President - we became friends for two days - he was great. On another subject, I am coming to see you I guess sometime
POTUS: Thank you Mr President. You are a good man. Yes, certainly in November Welcome and thank you and we will be happy to see you, Rodrigo. I look forward to seeing you. If you want to come to the Oval office, I will love to have you in Oval Office. Anytime you want to come. I will be in the Phls in Nov, but anytime if you are in DC or anywhere, come see me in the Oval office. Work it out with your staff. Seriously, if you want to come over, just let us know. Just take care of yourself, and we will take care of North Korea. Keep up good work, you are doing an amazing job. Say hello to people of the Philippines for me.
POTUS: Good, you take care of yourself, come see me before November, you are invited anytime.
TEL AVIV – The Intercept website and a Philippine news outlet that collaborated to publish the alleged transcript of President Donald Trump’s private phone call with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte are both directly tied to liberal billionaire eBay founder Pierre Morad Omidyar a French-born Iranian-American.
Omidyar’s nonprofit, the Omidyar Network, also funds the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) hosted by the Poynter Institute for Media Studies. IFCN has partnered with Facebook to help determine whether certain stories should be flagged as “disputed.”
Poynter’s IFCN is also funded by George Soros’ Open Society Foundations, while the Omidyar Network itself has partnered with Soros’s Open Society on numerous projects and given grants to third parties using the Soros-funded Tides Foundation. Tides is one of the largest donors to left-wing causes in the U.S.
The Intercept published the so-called leaked transcript in which Trump reportedly told Duterte that he was doing an “unbelievable job” in reducing his country’s drug problem and called Duterte a “good man.” Parts of the transcript were also published by the Washington Post.
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The Intercept reported that it collaborated with the Philippine news outlet Rappler on the story and “well-placed sources at the Palace and the Department of Foreign Affairs in the Phillipines” confirmed the transcript’s authenticity to the Rappler.
The Intercept story contained the following “disclosure” about Omidyar: Omidyar Network is an investor in Rappler, an independent news organization based in the Philippines. The Intercept’s publisher, First Look Media, was founded by Pierre Omidyar.
Facebook says that if the “fact checking organizations” determine that a certain story is fake, it will get flagged as disputed and, according to the Facebook announcement, “there will be a link to the corresponding article explaining why. Stories that have been disputed may also appear lower in News Feed.”
Besides its funding for the so-called fact-checker partnered with Facebook, Omidyar also provided the seed donation for the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) – whose chief has baselessly smeared Breitbart News with claims of anti-Semitic associations – to build a Silicon Valley command center purportedly aimed at combating so-called online hate.
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