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Duterte criticises Chelsea Clinton again over rape joke criticism

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has denounced Chelsea Clinton in an expletive-laden speech for the second straight day after she criticised a comment he made about rapes committed by soldiers.

Mr Duterte's office muted his foul language in an edited video of his speech.

The Philippine leader asked former US president Bill Clinton's daughter how she reacted when her father was having an affair with Monica Lewinsky in the White House.

He insisted he was being sarcastic when he told troops last week that he would take the blame for them even if they rape women as they implement martial law he had declared in the southern Philippines to battle Muslim militants.

The younger Clinton said in a tweet about the rape joke: "Not funny. Ever."


From Belfast Telegraph