Senator Grace Poe on Tuesday said she was not surprised by President Rodrigo Duterte’s joke he was taking marijuana to keep himself awake.
“The President has said many explosive things,” Poe said in an interview on ANC.
“I was not surprised not because I thought that he did that,” the senator said of the President, who drew criticisms for making the comment, considering the death toll left by his administration’s bloody war on drugs.
Poe said: “We’re not used to it, but maybe I have come to get used to it in a way.”
Duterte on Monday said in a speech he was taking marijuana to keep awake during busy events including the recently-concluded Asean Summit in Singapore, where he skipped several meetings.
He later told reporters it was just a joke.