Rodrigo Duterte called Barack Obama son of a b**ch
President of the Philippine Rodrigo Duterte, speaking at a press conference, stated that the US leader Barack Obama is a " son of a b**ch" and advised him not to interfere with the notations on the observance of human rights, reports The Telegraph.
"You have to show respect. Do not rush with questions and statements. Son of b**ch, I will curse you at the summit, "- he said.
This occurred on the eve of the East Asia Summit in Laos, where the two leaders will meet for the first time.
Background from Katehon:
The new president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, intends to strengthen the sovereignty of his country. During the electoral campaign, he criticized the United States and in particular the extraterritorial status of the US military. After the inauguration, Duterte, speaking to Philippine Muslims, accused the US of aggression against Islamic countries and spreading terrorism. In addition, Duterte does not intend to respect “human rights” in the sense that he has vowed to physically eliminate criminals (by returning the death penalty), something which worries the United States.
What’s more, the president of the Philippines intends to negotiate with China on the South China Sea and is ready to compromise if China contributes in the island's economy. Finally, he has initiated peace talks with communist rebels whose main demand is sovereignty for the country and the withdrawal of the US military.