President Rodrigo Duterte rebutted the rant of former U.S. presidential daughter Chelsea Clinton who in tweets taunted the President for making rape by soldiers during martial law in Mindanao a joke.
Before semi-amused decorated Philippine Navy officials in Davao City, Duterte said: “Sabihin ko sa kanya (I will tell her), when your father, the President of the United then was f*ckng Levinsky and the girls there in the White House, how did you feel? Did you slam your father?”
The latest Duterte verbal furor started when he visited Iligan City last week and in speech before soldiers he said in jest that if they while fighting in war against terrorist committed rape to three women it would be him who would take all the responsibility.
His statement earned bad comments from many including Chelsea Clinton who tweeted two times in response to Duterte’s rape joke.
The former first daughter first tweeted, “Not funny. Ever”.
In her second tweet on Twitter she wrote: ‘Duterte is a murderous thug with no regard for human rights. It’s important to keep pointing that out and that rape is never a joke.’
Duterte retorted on Wednesday during the 119th anniversary celebration of Philippine Navy at newly opened PN Sasa Wharf in Davao City.
He said: ‘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.’
“I will tell her, when your father, the president of the United States, was f*cking Lewinsky and the girls in the White House, how did you feel? Did you slam your father?’
For the uninitiated millennials who don’t know yet about the Lewinsky scandal, here’s our repost from the Wikipedia:
“The Lewinsky scandal was an American political sex scandal that involved 49-year-old President Bill Clinton and a 22-year-old White House intern, Monica Lewinsky. The sexual relationship took place between 1995 and 1996 and came to light in 1998. Clinton ended a televised speech with the statement that he did not have sexual relations with Lewinsky. Further investigation led to charges of perjury and led to the impeachment of President Clinton in 1998 by the U.S. House of Representatives and his subsequent acquittal on all impeachment charges of perjury and obstruction of justice in a 21-day Senate trial. Clinton was held in civil contempt of court by Judge Susan Webber Wright for giving misleading testimony in the Paula Jones case regarding Lewinsky and was also fined $90,000 by Wright. His license to practice law was suspended in Arkansas for five years; shortly thereafter, he was disbarred from presenting cases in front of the United States Supreme Court.
During Clinton’s first term in 1995, Lewinsky—a graduate of Lewis & Clark College—was hired to work as an intern at the White House and was later an employee of the White House Office of Legislative Affairs. While Lewinsky worked at the White House, Clinton began a personal relationship with her, the details of which she later confided to Linda Tripp, her Defense Department co-worker who secretly recorded their telephone conversations.
In January 1998, Tripp discovered that Lewinsky had sworn an affidavit in the Paula Jones case, denying a relationship with Clinton. She delivered tapes to Kenneth Starr, the Independent Counsel who was investigating Clinton on other matters, including the Whitewater scandal, the White House FBI files controversy, and the White House travel office controversy. During the grand jury testimony, Clinton’s responses were carefully worded, and he argued, “It depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is,” with regard to the truthfulness of his statement that “there is not a sexual relationship, an improper sexual relationship or any other kind of improper relationship.”
The wide reporting of the scandal led to criticism of the press for over-coverage. The scandal is sometimes referred to as “Monicagate,” Lewinskygate,” “Tailgate,” “Sexgate,” and “Zippergate,” following the “-gate” nickname construction that has been popular since the Watergate scandal.
The improper relationship between Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky was confirmed, but Clinton’s marriage with his wife, Hillary Clinton, survived the scandal.”