(AsiaOne) – Asked which presidential candidate he would get along with in the White House, Duterte on Friday said he was “better off in saying that my favourite hero is [Russian President Vladimir] Putin.”
“I would like to answer your question candidly, honestly, and truthfully. Problem is, personally, it doesn’t really matter much. But I’m a president of a country, and we have this splendid relation with America,” Duterte told a CNN reporter in Davao upon arriving in Beijing.
“And the fact that there are millions of Filipinos in your country… I cannot gamble an answer. Because either way, it would affect… they might create hostility and antagonism here. I’m better off in saying that my favourite hero is Putin,” he said.