Global elites won’t like this: Philippines President bucks the narrative, by Tyler Durden.
[T]he outspoken president lobbed a preemptive warning at Obama, before flying to Laos where the two heads of state are set to meet, [saying] that he is a leader of a sovereign country and is answerable only to the Filipino people.
He was answering a reporter’s question about how he intends to explain the extrajudicial killings to Obama. More than 2,000 suspected drug pushers and users have been killed since Duterte launched a war on drugs after taking office on June 30.
UPDATE: Obama scraps meeting with Duterte after ‘son of a whore’ comment, by AFP.
US President Barack Obama cancelled a planned meeting with Rodrigo Duterte, the White House said Monday, after the Philippine leader launched a foul-mouthed tirade against him.
Duterte called Obama a “son of a whore” hours earlier, vowing he would not allow the American leader to lecture him on human rights.