Ipapatay ako parang Ninoy: If Trillanes was my VP, I won’t last a day in office – Duterte
President Rodrigo Duterte said Senator Antonio Trillanes IV was the kind of person who would kill somebody just to be president.
In a television interview, Duterte said that if Trillanes had won as his vice president, he wouldn’t last a day in office because Trillanes would move to assassinate him just like how the late Senator Ninoy Aquino was kiled at the airport tarmac in 1983.
“Alam mo, pagkatapos ng inauguration ko, hindi pa ako nakababa diyan [garbled] may putok na ng baril. Pareho kami ni Aquino. Mahulog na ako,” said Duterte.
“He’s a very dangerous — Ambitious kasi eh. Eh gusto kaagad bise presidente. Gusto itong mag-presidente. Hoy, Pilipino, gumising kayo sa mga ito,” he added.
Duterte said Trillanes carried a grudge against him because he spurned Trillanes’ offer to be his his running mate in the 2016 elections.
“One night before the election, tumawag siya. Hindi ko ito kilala ‘tong ’to eh. — Ayaw kong makipagkita dito sa mga ganitong klaseng tao eh. Tapos ito siya, gusto niya akong makausap. Pumunta ako sa Linden. Ito ‘yung picture, the only picture that I have with him,” said Duterte showing a photo of him and Trillanes on his phone to the TV host.
“Kinausap niya ako na gusto niyang mag bise presidente sa akin. Sabi ko, ‘Ayaw ko’. Pero hindi ko lang masabi na, ‘Ikaw klaseng tao, maging bise ko?’,’” said Duterte.