Duterte tells ‘Trililing’: ‘Adre, kung bright ka, bakit di ka VP? Ako minamata mo, ako Presidente’
President Rodrigo Duterte went fully automatic in his latest assault on the character of Senator Antonio Trillanes.
“Alam mo ito si ‘Trililing’… ‘Adre, kung bright ka, bakit hindi ka Vice President? Ako ‘yung minamata mo, ako ‘yung Presidente,” said Duterte in an interview with reporters at the Libingan ng mga Bayani Mortuary, FortBonifacio, Taguig City early Wednesday morning.
Duterte said Trillanes has been badgering him on his alleged secret bank accounts since the campaign and up to the present.
“Tapos ngayon, ako na ang Presidente, gagawain pa rin niya. Kaya sabi ko, ‘Ikaw, Trillanes, kung bright ka talaga, tang ina, Vice President ka na ngayon. Eh bakit ka natalo?’,” he said.
Trillanes was fifth among six candidates who ran for vice president in 2016 with 844,157 votes or 2.1 percent share of all votes cast. Duterte’s allies claimed that Trillanes had an ax to grind against Duterte because the Magdalo mutineer applied to be Duterte’s running mate.
Duterte said if Trillanes was actually the person he thought he was, he should have won as vice president.
“Ikaw ‘yung bilib sa sarili, sobra. Alam mo, kung mahusay ka, magiting ka talaga na lalaki, if you are really that wise and that bright and everything, you should be the Vice President now,” said Duterte.
“Kaya tumahimik ka nga. Doon ka lang sa kudeta-kudeta. ‘Yan ang ano niya — style niya. Patigas-tigas ganun,” he added.