This is rare, a praise of Trump and a huge “I’m sorry” to Obama.  How does the media handle this one, I wonder?

FROM NEWSWEEK: Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte apologized to Barack Obama over the weekend for calling him a “son of a whore” in 2016, and praised President Donald Trump for being a “good friend.”

During his speech in Israel on Sunday, Duterte, 73, said the U.S.-Philippine relationship had blossomed under his “good friend” Trump’s presidency, before apologizing to Obama for insulting him a few years ago, reported Agence France-Presse.

“[Trump] speaks my language,” Duterte said. “It would be appropriate also to say at this time to Mr. Obama that you are now a civilian and I am sorry for uttering those words. If it is [in] your heart to forgive, you forgive. I have forgiven you, just like my girlfriends when I was still a bachelo…I have forgiven them also.”

Duterte issued his severe insult to former President Obama after the U.S. criticized Duterte’s violent drug crackdown. “Son of a whore, I will curse you in that forum,” Duterte said. The remark resulted in Obama canceling their meeting during a Laos summit two years ago.


  1. I believe that anyone, whether a political leader or not, who has the grace to apologize sincerely for a wrong done to another deserves credit and forgiveness.
    Lafferty Girl

  2. Duterte’s apology was a backhanded insult, making it clear he really had no like for him when he was in the Oval Office but pointing out that now Obama is as insignificant as any old girlfriend. Talk about moving on! Notice too he didn’t say he did not mean what he previously said, just that Obama needed to forgive and forget, as he put him in his place. Geez! Lol.

  3. He should have been accurate and stated Obama is the son of a Communist, two Communists actually, that would have been accurate and would be no need for an apology…..

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