Philippines President Duterte Regrets Obama Comments
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte says in a statement that he regrets that earlier comments “came across as a personal attack” against US President Barack Obama. Duterte tore into Obama Monday saying “I am no American puppet” and “I will swear at you.” The White House later canceled a scheduled meeting between the two. Duterte’s latest statement says both sides have agreed to move the meeting to a later date. “We look forward to ironing out differences arising out of national priorities and perceptions,” the statement reads.