The History Behind Philippine President Duterte’s Obama Insult
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks his mind. He does not back down.
Some believe he took his plain speaking too far this week before leaving the Philippines for a summit in Laos.
Reporters asked how Duterte intended to answer President Obama’s concerns over the more than 1,300 drug suspects killed over the past two months in Duterte’s anti-drug campaign. Using a well-known Tagalog obscenity, the Phillipine president called Obama a son of a bitch.
Woods, Shelton. (2016). "The History Behind Philippine President Duterte’s Obama Insult". The Conversation, .