Rodrigo Duterte: President Obama Was "So Black...So Arrogant"

The world leader who once said he’d ride a jet ski out to the Spratly Islands to put a stop to Chinese land-reclamation efforts, added to his legendary list of outrageous claims Thursday when he bragged about stabbing a person to death when he was 16 years old - and raised even more eyebrows when he reportedly later called former President Barack Obama "so black and arrogant."

Of course, this isn’t the first time President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte has bragged about murdering people - he has previously revealed that he actively helped hunt down and slaughter suspected drug dealers and users while Mayor of Davao. Hence, his comments about Obama received far more attention. According to Fox News, Duterte has held a grudge against former President Barack Obama since the former criticized his policy of condoning the extrajudicial vigilante killings of suspected drug dealers and addicts.

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, which began with his election in May 2016. 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, according to government data.

As Fox points out, Thursday was not even the first time Duterte has mentioned stabbing and killing someone while a teenager. In 2015, he told the Philippines edition of Esquire magazine that during a “tumultuous fight in the beach” when he was 17, he “maybe stabbed somebody to death."

Duterte almost triggered what would’ve likely been a devastating war with China earlier this year when he threatened to begin drilling for oil in a disputed area of the South China Sea. However, US press described his first meeting with US President Donald Trump Saturday.

The meeting was “short but was warm and cordial,” Duterte’s spokesman, Harry Roque, told reporters.

“The leaders were generally pleased to finally meet each other in person,” he said.

Trump told Duterte “see you tomorrow,” Roque said.

The two leaders will likely meet again tomorrow at another Asia Pacific summit in Manila.


J S Bach ACP Sat, 11/11/2017 - 17:32 Permalink

“At the age of 16, I already killed someone. A real person, a rumble, a stabbing"At 16, Obama had already been stabbed several times as well... not by a knife in the gut, but by a pork sword in the ass.

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effendi New_Meat Sat, 11/11/2017 - 22:54 Permalink

Pork is halal to me (and bacon and salami etc). Christ said it isn't what goes into your mouth that makes you unclean but what comes out. I don't think Christ thought about their being a house nigger in the White House who took it in his mouth as well as his butt.

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negan2 stacking12321 Sat, 11/11/2017 - 22:30 Permalink

I know President Duterte and on a personal level is warm, compassionate and caring. The situations in the Philippines with the Communists, ISIS and drug dealers are desperate to the level of survival. Kill or be killed. He is emotionally and mentally prepared to be martyred by assassination protecting his country.

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stacking12321 negan2 Sun, 11/12/2017 - 03:56 Permalink

what you are saying is complete bullshit.if you claim to have the right to kill another human being because you feel you have the right to determine what plants they may or may not ingest, then you are a mentally defective psychopath, not a "warm, compassionate, and caring" person.the only thing any country needs to be protected against, are its so called "leaders"

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nah Sat, 11/11/2017 - 16:28 Permalink

Meeting with all the premiers of Asia stands the President of the United States of America.Still someone has a nuclear bomb.and a knife

HRH Feant2 Sat, 11/11/2017 - 16:30 Permalink

At least he admits to killing one person! How many people did Hilliary kill? Indirectly? 100s?

As for the uppity White House nigger, Obama, he nailed that asshole. Good for Duerte! Refreshing from a world leader.

Anteater HRH Feant2 Sat, 11/11/2017 - 16:58 Permalink

Trump spent all of Viet Nam dancing with bone spurs every nightat Club 54, after a hard day evicting seniors on fixed income fromhis Daddy's rent-controlled housing flips, sending 1,000s to theirdeaths on the mean cold streets of NYC, a town without pity, wheredead bodies lay along the yellow brick lanes leading to Wall Street.Rodham's ascension from Chooser of the State China, to be NYSenator was Wall Street payback for Clinton signing America'sNew American Century death warrant, Gramm-Leach-Bliley, a billwritten under Pappy Bush, who was in Dallas when JFK was shot,present when Reagan was shot, and having breakfast in NYC withBin Laden Sr on 9/11. The Bush Family are some pretty evil shits.Pappy Bush failed to kill Reagan but they managed to bleach hisbrain, then bring in the Black Ops after 1984, when Pappy took over.Really, America has been bankrupted by four administrations ofBushes: Reagan2, BushSr1, BushJr1 & 2, Cheney through them all.Obvious, when you strip away Red and Blue to expose Deep Purple.

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