Shooting from the hip: Trump and Duterte's fiery quotes (VIDEO)
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US President Donald Trump speaks with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte during the gala dinner marking Asean's 50th anniversary in Manila, Philippines, November 12, 2017. â" Reuters pic MANILA, Nov 13 â" Donald Trump and Rodrigo Duterte meet this morning in Manila for their first official talks, an occasion that brings together two of the most outspoken statesmen of rece nt years.
US President and former reality TV star Trump has revelled in his ability to shock establishment America, and enjoys a reputation among supporters for straight talking.
In tweets, press conferences and at campaign-style rallies, the 71-year-old has blasted âpolitical correctnessâ in favour of voicing opinions popular with his base â" but anathema to his liberal foes.
His Philippine counterpart, who is 72, built his electoral success on crowd-pleasing pledges to rid the country of drugs and crime by killing tens of thousands of people.
Here are some notable quotes from two populist presidents whose insurgent rule has shaken their countries.
âIf they are there in your neighbourhood, feel free to call us, the police or do it yourself if you have the gun. You have my support. If he fights and fights to the death, you can kill him. I will give you a medal.â â" Duterte on how ordinary F ilipinos should deal with suspected criminals.
âThere may be somebody with tomatoes in the audience. If you see somebody getting ready to throw a tomato, knock the crap out of them, would you? Seriously. Okay? Just knock the hell... I promise you, I will pay for the legal fees.â â" Trump on how supporters should deal with troublemakers at a campaign rally in February 2016.
On the media
âThe FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!â Trump tweeted, a month after being sworn in as president.
âJust because you are a journalist, you are not exempted from assassination if you are a son of a bitch.â â" Duterte arguing that many of the journalists killed in the Philippines, one of the most dangerous nations in the world for media workers, are corrupt.
âThey raped all of the women... there was this Au stralian lay minister... when they took them out... I saw her face and I thought, âSon of a bitch. What a pity...â They raped her, they all lined up,â Duterte told a rally about a prison riot during his time as mayor of Davao.
âI was mad she was raped but she was so beautiful. I thought, the mayor should have been first,â he added.
âI moved on her like a bitch, but I couldnât get there. And she was married,â Trump told a TV host in 2005 comments that were caught on a hot mic.
âYou know Iâm automatically attracted to beautiful. I just start kissing them. Itâs like a magnet. I donât even wait. And when youâre a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.â
âI have the most loyal people. I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldnât lose any voters, okay?â â" Trump on the campaign trail explaining how some of the electorate woul d stick with him no matter what.
âPardon given to Rodrigo Duterte for the crime of multiple murder, signed Rodrigo Duterte.â â" Duterte on the campaign trail tells a crowd of businessmen his plans if there are attempts to bring him to justice for deaths in his drug war. â" AFP