Favored as new Philippine pres: ‘All of you who are into drugs…I will really kill you’
For those who like authoritarians as their leaders, Rodrigo Duterte is your guy.
An ex-prosecutor, Duterte peppered his campaign speeches with boasts about his Viagra-fueled sexual prowess and jokes about rape. But he also successfully tapped into discontent, and voters appear willing to overlook his unashamedly crude language.
“All of you who are into drugs, you sons of bitches, I will really kill you,” Duterte told a huge cheering crowd Saturday in his final campaign rally in Manila. “I have no patience, I have no middle ground, either you kill me or I will kill you idiots.” Statements such as these have won him the nickname “Duterte Harry,” a reference to the Clint Eastwood movie character “Dirty Harry.”