President Rodrigo Duterte was completely mad with Barack Obama after he expressed his concern about the Philippine government’s war on drugs, that has claimed more than 2,400 lives in only two months. He decided to answer him at a news conference before flying to Laos to attend a summit.
“You must be respectful. Do not just throw away questions and statements. Son of a whore, I will curse you in that forum. We will be wallowing in the mud like pigs if you do that to me,” Duterte said in his mother tongue.
After Duterte’s insult, Obama cancelled the sideline discussion that was scheduled with Philippine President during Tuesday’s meeting of global leaders hosted by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
“I always want to make sure if I’m having a meeting that it’s actually productive and we’re getting something done,” Obama said.