|I am going to sa bad words at you, do you want that?|
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned President Barack Obama on Monday not to question him about extrajudicial killings, or "son of a bitch I will swear at you" when they meet in Laos during a regional summit.
Duterte said before flying to Laos that he is a leader of a sovereign country and is answerable only to the Filipino people. He was answering a reporter's question about how he intends to explain the extrajudicial killings to Obama. More than 2,000 suspected drug pushers and users have been killed since Duterte launched a war on drugs after taking office on June 30.
In his typical foul-mouthed style, Duterte responded: "I am a president of a sovereign state and we have long ceased to be a colony. I do not have any master except the Filipino people, nobody but nobody. You must be respectful. Do not just throw questions. Putang ina I will swear at you in that forum," he said, using the Tagalog phrase for son of a bitch.
Duterte has earlier cursed the pope and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
I'm sorry, who does this little bitch think he is threatening?
People have been cursing and threatening the life of our President since before he even took office.
His e-mail box is so full of all capitalized threats and disgusting insults that it has to be monitored by a White House staffer wearing a full hazmat suit.
A Republican actually yelled out "You lie!" during the President's State of the Union address.
He is burned in effigy someplace in the South at least three times a year, he has been threatened with impeachment over a half dozen times since he took office, and he was even accused of not being an actual citizen of the country that he now leads.
And this punk is going to sling a couple of bad words at him?
The President just had to get all up in this guy's grill over his country's attempts to alter the outcome of American elections through cyber terrorism.
I think he can handle some wannabe island dictator's temper tantrum.
P.S. Actually after I wrote this post I learned that Obama just said fuck it and cancelled the meeting.
Before doing that the President had simply said this when he heard about the remarks:
“I just heard about some of this,” Obama subsequently told reporters at a press conference in China, referring to Duterte’s comments. “But I have seen some of those colorful statements in the past, and so, clearly, he’s a colorful guy.”
However the President expressed concern that the meeting would not be productive. Apparently he decided it wouldn't be and is now meeting with the president of South Korea instead.