Controversial Duterte calls Obama “son of a whore”

Phillipines President, Rodrigo Duterte , has continued to help put Phillipines in the world spotlight but in a bad way .

The country's president has been everything but controversial  ever since he was elected earlier this year

After Donald Trump, Rodrigo Duterte  should rank second in the world most controversial political figures with Kim Jong -Un of North Korea taking third place, do you agree?

That aside, the story today is about Duterte who some months ago was reported to have insulted Secretary of State, John Kerry, but now Duterte has decided to go top of the ladder by alledgedly calling the United states president, Barack Obama, son of a whore after he was scheduled to visit the country for talks.

Check out how it happened in this report by The Guardian 

Barack Obama  cancelled a meeting with the president of the Philippines after Rodrigo Duterte appeared to call him a “son of a whore”.

The move followed a warning from Duterte to the US president to keep off the subject of extrajudicial killings in his country’s brutal drug war when they were due to meet on Tuesday at a regional summit in Laos. Duterte told a press conference that Obama “must be respectful”.

The firebrand president was answering a reporter’s question about how he intended to explain the extrajudicial killings to Obama, before boarding a plane to Laos for the Association of South-east Asian Nations summit.

“You must be respectful. Do not just throw away questions and statements. Son of a whore, I will curse you in that forum,” Duterte was quoted by as saying by Agence-France Presse. “We will be wallowing in the mud like pigs if you do that to me.”

When his comments reached the Obama camp, the US president initially said he was asking his staff to find out whether holding the meeting as scheduled would be useful.

“What I’ve instructed my team to do is to talk to their Philippine counterparts to find out, is if this in fact a time where we can have some constructive, productive conversations,” Obama said at a news conference at the end of a G20 summit in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou.

“Obviously the Filipino people are some of our closest friends and allies and the Philippines is a treaty ally of ours. But I always want to make sure that if I’m having a meeting that it’s actually productive and we’re getting something done.”

But hours later the decision was made to cancel, a White House spokesman said. Instead, Obama will meet with South Korean president Park Geun-hye.

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