The Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte described yesterday, Monday, September 5, his US counterpart, Barack Obama, “son of a bitch.” A statement justifying the cancellation of the planned meeting between the two heads of state today Tuesday, September 6 Laos (country in Southeast Asia).
“It’s a picturesque boy” , responded Mr. Obama, speaking on the sidelines of the G20 summit in China, stating that he asked his team to verify the usefulness of a meeting. “I always want to m ‘ sure, if I have a scheduled meeting, it will be really productive “ , he has said on the eve of planned maintenance with Mr. Duterte to Vientiane at the summit of ASEAN (Association of nations ‘Southeast Asia). He finally canceled his scheduled bilateral meeting with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, scheduled for Tuesday, September 6th. At issue: the insults made against him by the Philippine president. Referring to the remarks that might make him Barack Obama on human rights, especially about the methods used in the fight against drug trafficking, Rodrigo Duterte, known for his outspokenness, had described Monday in the Philippine television his US counterpart of “son of a bitch.” Finally, in a statement released Tuesday by his government, the Philippine president regretted his words. “He regrets his remarks to the press have caused such controversy,” can be read as well as the two men were to meet in the day at a summit of countries in South-East Asia in Laos.