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The History Behind Philippine President Duterte’s Obama Insult
The Conversation
  • Shelton Woods, Boise State University
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Article
Publication Date
9-8-2016
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Abstract

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.

Citation Information
Shelton Woods. "The History Behind Philippine President Duterte’s Obama Insult" The Conversation (2016)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/shelton_woods/28/