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Duterte says Obama is "so black and arrogant"

by digby

Trump made a point of staying an extra day on his trip so he could meet up with his bff, the sociopath president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte. He had warned Trump ahead of time not to lecture him about human rights but he didn't need to. That's the last thing Trump cares about. He thinks Duterte is on the right track. He told him so.

Anyway, Duterte gave a speech. And considering that Trump has been telling all of Asia what horrible fuck-ups every president before him has been, I'm sure he'll be happy to back up Duterte on this too:

In a defiant speech hitting back at critics of his deadly drug crackdown, Duterte said he would go into jails and have “rumbles here, rumbles there.”

“At the age of 16, I already killed someone. A real person, a rumble, a stabbing,” Duterte said during a summit in the Vietnamese city of Danang, according to the BBC. “I was just 16 years old. It was just over a look. How much more now that I am president.”

A spokesman for Duterte said the remarks had been made “in jest.”

Duterte also hit Obama, slamming his former U.S. counterpart for criticizing the Philippines drug war.

“These white people, those from [the European Union], the ignorant Americans, pretending to be, this Obama,” Duterte said, according to The Philippine Star. “You are so black and arrogant. [He] reprimanded me. Why you reprimand me? I’m the president of a country.”

Duterte, 72, is known for his often incendiary and obscene language during speeches promoting the country's crackdown on rampant drug use and trafficking.

Since Duterte took office 16 months ago, police said more than 3,960 people have been killed in the war on drugs. Another 2,290 people have been murdered in drug-related crimes, the government said.

Last year, Duterte said he would be “happy to slaughter” millions of drug addicts and that he even fatally shot criminals while he was mayor of the southern city of Davao to set an example for police.

That's a Fox News story. You'll enjoy some of the comments. Here's a taste:

They're talking about Barack Obama.