Philippines’ Duterte says he won’t visit ‘lousy’ U.S.

Philippines’ Duterte says he won’t visit ‘lousy’ U.S.
Image: YouTube screen grab (via President Rody Duterte Videos)

[Ed. – Aw, go ahead, turkey.  Make our day.]

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.

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