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7 Sep 2016

Rodrigo Duterte claims calling Obama a “son of a whore” was not personal

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

The south-east Asian summit in Laos has been overshadowed by a row after the Philippines president, Rodrigo Duterte, referred to Mr Obama as a “son of a whore”. He later claimed it wasn’t personal, but the US team called off a planned meeting between the two men. This report contains strong language throughout.