President Duterte has advised President Trump not to be afraid to kill drug dealers — and suggested that he should throw them into the Atlantic Ocean.
The presidential advise was offered during a speech at a dinner concert in Pasay City on Thursday, April 5.
He said: “Trump immediately said, ‘I will follow Duterte if I can only kill.’ Do not, do not. You just kill. You are the President.
“It’s up to you what you will do about the problem. The Atlantic Ocean is vast, you can throw them there.”
The president added that Trump should simply do what is best for his country. “It’s difficult for him, because they cannot kill. Me, I will kill you to preserve my nation,” he said.
He also reiterated that Americans should not belittle the problems of the Philippines — as they might find that they have bigger problems of their own.
“You, Americans, you are really putting us down and you know what the problem is. I am sure you have your CIA. You have your own international intelligence,” he said.
“You know deep inside how grave the problem is. But yet you do not want to recognise it just because you want to be the good boy. Maybe it’s the atonement for their sins for colonising the world.
“To your horror, one day, you will realise that you have the problem 10 times over than ours. Now, they have the same problem.”
It has previously been reported that Trump admired how President Duterte is conducting his war on drugs and has suggested that dealers should face the death penalty.
However, during the same speech on Thursday, the president launched a fresh expletive-filled tirade against the US, accusing it of lacking “word of honour” and alleging that the CIA was out to get him.
After lashing out at the US government for halting a planned sale of firearms to the Philippines due of human rights concerns, he said: “The fact is, the Americans really do not honour their word. At least, if ever my airplane explodes, or if some roadside bomb explodes, maybe you can ask the CIA.”
The US is frequently the subject of the president’s tirades due to criticism of his drug war during the administration of President Obama.
But the relationship between the Philippines and the US has generally been much warmer since Trump moved into the White House.