Rodrigo Duterte, the president of the Philippines, unleashed an obscenity-strewn rant mocking Chelsea Clinton for calling him a "thug" over his terrible joke about absolving his militants who raped women while instituting martial law.
"These whores, they hear 'rape.' Like, like Chelsea, she slammed me. I was not joking, I was being sarcastic. Listen to the speech. I do not laugh at my own jokes," Duterte said during a public speech.
“I will tell her," he continued, "when your father, the president of the United States, was screwing [Monica] Lewinsky and the girls there in the White House, how did you feel? Did you slam your father?”
"You Americans, be careful because you live in a glass house," he said. "When President [Bill] Clinton was (expletive) Lewinsky, what was your statement or your reaction?"
Duterte was speaking before an audience celebrating the 119th anniversary of the Philippine Navy in his hometown of Davao when he addressed Chelsea Clinton directly.
Duterte's response was in reference to Chelsea Clinton's recent tweets excoriating Duterte as a thug over his detestable "joke" about rape. “Duterte is a murderous thug with no regard for human rights," she tweeted. "It’s important to keep pointing that out & that rape is never a joke.”
Prior to that she had highlighted his "joke" and said, "Not funny. Ever."
Hi Kevin -Duterte is a murderous thug with no regard for human rights. It's important to keep pointing that out & that rape is never a joke.
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) May 26, 2017
Duterte's disgusting "joke" was made to his soldiers on Friday after he declared martial law in the southern part of the Philippines. He told them that he would take the blame if they raped three women, that he would say he did it instead.
Duterte has been accused of using extreme tactics in his war on drugs in the Philippines, including the use of death squads that have racked up thousands of executions. Some reports allege that he has ordered executions of political enemies and journalists as well.
President Donald Trump was criticized when he invited Duterte to the White House and congratulated him for cracking down on drug dealers in his country.