Philippines president curses Obama on live television
Angered by White House pressure over anti-drug policies, Philippines president slams President Obama as a “son of a whore”.
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte launched into a series of personal attacks against US President Barack Obama during a press conference on Monday, after the Obama administration challenged the Philippines tough anti-drug policies.
Incensed by the US President’s plans to pressure him to change course, Duterte exploded on air, calling Obama a “son of a whore” in response to a reporter’s question on the issue.
“Who does he think he is? I am no American puppet. I am the president of a sovereign state, and we have long ceased to be a colony. I do not have a master except the Filipino people. You must be respectful. Do not just throw away questions and statements.”
After speaking in English, Duterte then switched to Filipino, and directly addressed President Obama.
“You son of a whore, I will swear at you.”
Duterte then resumed in English, pledging that the “campaign against drugs will continue.”
“Plenty will be killed until the last pusher is out of the streets. Until the drug manufacturer is killed, we will continue, and I will
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