Duterte's spokesman calls actress Bette Midler 'gullible talking head'

Duterte's spokesman calls actress Bette Midler 'gullible talking head'

The Straits Times - Asia·2019-11-24 16:42

MANILA (DPA) - A Philippine official on Sunday (Nov 24) lashed out at US actress Bette Midler for naming President Rodrigo Duterte as one of the world's most notorious leaders, calling her "incompetent" and "a gullible talking head".

Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said Midler, who has been a critic of Mr Duterte and described him as a "murderous dictator" in a tweet in 2017, has no right to criticise the Philippine leader.

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