President Obama has spent the past few days attending the G20 Summit in China and will be meeting with various leaders in South Asia over the next week. Among the leaders he had planned to meet with was Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte. But following a rant in which Duterte called the U.S. president a “son of a bitch,” Obama canceled the meeting and basically told him to kiss America’s ass.
Duterte learned that Obama planned to confront him about the murderous policies he put into place when he took office in May. A White House spokesman confirmed that Obama did intend to discuss the Filipino president’s method of stemming drug use by slaughtering anyone suspected of using or selling drugs. Suspected being the key word here. To encourage his citizens to help him kill people he offered money and medals as a reward. It isn’t surprising that his leadership has already condemned by the U.N. even though he has only been in office for a little over three months. So far, he has massacred more than 2,000 people, many of whom were innocent.
Duterte took offense to the idea that Obama might tell him that the murder of his own innocent citizens is kind of f*cked up and went after him in an angry tirade.
“Who does he think he is? I am no American puppet. I am the president of a sovereign country and I am not answerable to anyone except the Filipino people. Son of a b****, I will swear at you,” Duterte said.
The Filipino president also said that it was “rude” of Obama to question the slaughter of thousands of people and insisted that “until the (last) drug manufacturer is killed we will continue.”
President Obama was cool as a cucumber when he was asked about Duterte’s vulgar remarks, saying only that he would have his aides talk to Filipino officials “to find out is this, in fact, a time where we can have some constructive, productive conversations.”
“I always want to make sure that if I’m having a meeting, that it’s actually productive and we’re getting something done,” Obama said.
Apparently, Obama wasn’t particularly impressed with the response he got, because the meeting has been canceled and the Filipino president has been given a political middle finger. Rather than waste his times squabbling with a mass murder about whether or not killing innocent people is acceptable if you think they like to party, President Obama will meet with South Korean President Park Geun-hye instead. For being such a “weak lame-duck president,” Obama sure doesn’t seem to mind standing up for himself, his country, and the lives of innocent people by saying f*ck off.
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