Duterte responds to Chelsea Clinton, brings up dad’s sex scandal
President Rodrigo Duterte didn’t mince words on Wednesday when he answered Chelsea Clinton’s tweet calling him a “murderous thug” following his controversial rape joke.
“Kagaya ni (Like) Chelsea. She slammed me for the rape joke. I was not joking. I was being sarcastic, you listen to the speech,” he said during the Philippine Navy Anniversary in Davao City.
The former presidential daughter earlier tweeted that Duterte’s comments about rape was “Not funny. Ever.”
“Duterte is a murderous thug with no regard for human rights. It’s important to keep pointing that out & that rape is never a joke,” she said in another tweet.
She was referring to Duterte’s comments last Friday when he told soldiers fighting the Maute group, “If you had raped three, I will admit it, that’s on me.”
“I do not laugh at my own jokes,” Duterte said in reaction to the tweets.
“Sabihin ko sa kanya (I will tell her), when your father, the President of the United then was screwing Lewinsky and the girls there in the White House, how did you feel? Did you slam your father?” he said during his profanity-laced speech.
Chelsea’s father, former US President Bill Clinton figured in a scandal in 1998 when it was revealed he was having an affair with Monica Lewinsky, a White House intern. KS/rga
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