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Obama Reportedly Did Meet with Philippines President Who Called Him ‘Son of a Whore’

obamaPhilippine officials say President Obama and Rodrigo Duterte had a brief encounter with each other despite the cancellation of their formal meeting.

The brash Philippines president created an awkward set-up for their appearances in Laos this week when he threatened to call Obama a “son of a whore” if he ever tried to lecture Duterte on human rights. While the White House has yet to confirm this, Philippine Foreign Secretary Pefecto Yasay told the Associated Press that the two leaders met each other alone in a holding room during the international summit they are attending.

“It all springs from the fact the relationship between the Philippines and the United States is firm, very strong,” Yasay said. “The basis for this relationship is historical and both leaders realize this. And I’m very happy that it happened.”

Details about the encounter are not clear at the moment, though Yasay said that it shows that the relationship between the two nations is still in decent shape. Obama previously shrugged off Duterte’s remarks earlier this week, and Duterte gave a statement through a spokesman who said that he “regrets” his profane remarks.

[h/t Daily Mail]
[Image via screengrab / wikimedia]

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