Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte says most Americans are idiots

26-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Independent | 6:00 AM Print This Post

President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte has declared “for every five Americans, three are idiots”.

The flamboyant leader made the comments after receiving international condemnation for his claims that he enjoyed driving around killing people during his term as mayor of Davao City.

“The problem with these white people,” Duterte told an audience in mixed English and Tagalog on Thursday, “these American blockheads, is that for every five Americans, three out of five are idiots, and only two are in their right minds”.

“You Americans should just shut up,” he added, according to Philippine TV outlet ABS-CBN.

The US has threatened to halt a major aid package to the country over concerns about extrajudicial killings in the leader’s war on drugs, which has left at least 6,000 dead.

In response, the leader threatened to tear up an agreement that allowed US troops to visit the Philippines.

On Thursday the Philippine independent rights watchdog said it will begin a probe into Rodrigo’s claims of personally killing people. It comes after the UN human rights chief called for an official investigation.


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