‘I’ve seen America, it’s lousy’: Duterte vows never to visit US

RT

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has fired back at US senators who criticized abuses during his ‘war on drugs.’ While the US lawmakers opposed any possible trip by Duterte to America, the leader said he had no intention of visiting the “lousy” country.

There will never be a time that I will go to America during my term, or even thereafter,” Duterte said on Friday, as quoted by Reuters.  

The Philippine leader was also surprised that the senators would think he was willing to go to the US.

“I’ve seen America and it’s lousy,” Duterte said.

The statement came in response to Thursday’s hearings at the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission in the US Congress, where senators accused Duterte’s domestic anti-drug campaign of widespread abuses and casualties.

The co-chair of the commission, Jim McGovern, opposed a visit by President Duterte to the US, saying that he would protest such a move due to multiple violations of human rights by the leader.

Hitting back at the accusations, Duterte advised Washington to look at its own “sins” and threatened to investigate them, referring to civilian casualties during wars in the Middle East.

“It would be good for the US Congress to start with their own investigation of their own violations of the so many civilians killed in the prosecution of the wars in the Middle East,” Duterte stated.

“Otherwise I will be forced to investigate you also. I will start with your past sins.”

The possibility of a Duterte visit stems from an April phone conversation between the Philippine leader and his US counterpart, Donald Trump, when Trump invited him to the White House “to discuss the importance of the United States-Philippines alliance.”

Back then, Trump also congratulated Duterte for his “unbelievable job on the drug problem.”

The Philippines’ strongman said that nothing can stop his drug crackdown, including a trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) or impeachment. The anti-drug campaign had resulted in more than 7,000 deaths as of March 2017, according to Human Rights Watch.

https://www.rt.com/news/397116-duterte-lousy-america-sins/

5 thoughts on “‘I’ve seen America, it’s lousy’: Duterte vows never to visit US

  1. Who cares what some dictator NWO punk thinks, fuk him and fuk the Feds, more WWE drama BS.

  2. Duterte is a bitch-ass little dirtbag, but he’s right about this at least:

    *** “It would be good for the US Congress to start with their own investigation of their own violations of the so many civilians killed in the prosecution of the wars in the Middle East,” Duterte stated. ***

    Each side of this spat is accusing the other of atrocities against human rights, and each side is correct.

  3. He doesn’t need to visit anyway.

    All his relatives are already here.

    They’ve taken over the nursing industry.

    Well..at least in Las Vegas.

    But if you do want your hip broken in a nursing home
    By accidentally falling out of your bed to the floor.
    There’s probably a Filipino male nurse that can probably take care of that for you.

    And…

    If you want a female Filipino nurse to call you and say that your Uncle is dead when he isn’t.
    They probably can accommodate that request too.

    Although I do have to say the younger female nurses are pretty cute.

  4. Another country’s problems
    I ain’t got no time for that
    And neither should this country’s government

    The USA needs to quit “worrying” about what everyone else is doing
    And get back to what’s going on here

    Nice distraction
    Don’t care
    I see not how ANY of the Philippines issues affect the crap I get shoved on me daily by my own country

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