Vietnam: Filipino President Duterte in racist jibe at 'arrogant, black' Obama The President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte made provocative, racially charged remarks aimed at the former President of the United States Barack Obama during a speech in Da Nang at the APEC summit, Friday. Duterte, 72, claimed that Obama had attempted to intervene in Filipino domestic politics and called the... Еще former President out. «These white people, from the EU, ignorant Americans and pretenders, Obama too» said Duterte. «You are so black and arrogant. He reprimanded me. Why did you reprimand me? I'm the President of a country.» The Filipino leader has become well-known as a firebrand for his often insulting and objectionable remark during speeches.