“Maybe we'll just have to decide to separate from the United Nations. If you're that rude, son of a b****, we'll just leave you.”
“We were talking to Kerry, he's OK but I had a feud with his gay ambassador. Son of a b****, I'm annoyed with that guy. He meddled in the elections, giving statements here and there.”
“So that Kerry, he came here and we had lunch and he left $33 million with me … I said, 'ahhh this is OK, let's insult them again so this fool will make a compromise.”
These statements are not something that we are making up. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte have actually made these intemperate remarks.
He abused President Barack Obama on Monday before flying to Laos. He was also scheduled to meet Obama separately but the meeting was called off. Early Tuesday, National Security Council spokesman Ned Price said the meeting with Duterte was off.
He had also been under intense global scrutiny over the speculation of over 2,000 suspected drug dealers and users killed since he took office.
Obama had said that he planned to raise the issue in his meeting with Duterte, who seems very sensitive about the subject.
He threatened to leave the United Nations over criticism of his crackdown on illegal drug trade.
In another event, according to The Maharlikan, he told his audience of soldiers in Camp Lapu-Lapu in Cebu City about his dislike for US ambassador Philip Goldberg. He called her a "gay ambassador" and "son of a b****".
He even called US Secretary of State John Kerry a “fool”. He seems to be trying very hard to infuriate the United States, which is one of the Philippines' largest trading partners and a key security ally. Philippines also needs Washington’s help in dealing with China in the disputed South China Sea.
His profanity is not only limited to the leaders in the United States but it breaks all barriers and manages to amuse or irritate the leaders world over.
According to The Indian Express, his comments about Jacqueline Hamill, an Australian law minister, who was brutally raped and murdered in 1989, drew a lot of flak. He said that when the bodies of the inmates at Davao jail were brought out, they were wrapped. “I looked at her face, son of a bitch, she looks like a beautiful American actress. Son of a bitch, what a waste. What came to mind was, they raped her, they lined up. I was angry because she was raped, that’s one thing. But she was so beautiful, the mayor should have been first," he said. The mayor, in this context, was apparently himself.
According to a Telegraph report, he did not even spare the Pope from his “colorful” comments. He said, “It took us five hours to get from the hotel to the airport. I asked who was coming. They said it was the pope. I wanted [to say] Pope, son of a b****, go home. Don't visit anymore.”
According to NBC News, he said that most journalists are clean but not all, during a press conference. “Just because you are a journalist, you are not exempted from assassination if you are a son of a b****.”
He also refused to meet United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summit.
“The Asean summit is just a matter of few days of important meetings which President Duterte is expected to attend and he has a very busy schedule,” an IANS report quoted Foreign Ministry spokesperson Charles Jose as saying.
Duterte seems to have trademarked the infamous phrase “son of a b****”. He views everyone in the same lens. Everyone is a "son of a b****" for him.
He also always manages to divert media attention from the serious issues like a 6.0 magnitude earthquake hitting Philippines or the attack on the southern city of Davao because obviously, these are not important enough.
With inputs from agencies.
First Published On : Sep 7, 2016 15:26 IST