President Rodrigo Duterte remind the public in a television interview with Erwin Tulfo aired on state-run PTV on Friday that his number one critics Senator Antonio Trillanes IV once wanted to be his running mate in the 2016 elections.
According to Pres. Duterte , Sen. Trillanes asked him to be his Vice President if he decides to run for President.
“Ito ‘yung (This is the) picture, the only picture that I have with him. Kinausap niya ako na gusto niyang mag bise presidente sa akin. Sabi ko, ‘Ayaw ko,'” said Duterte.
However, President Duterte said he also told Trillanes that he has no plans of seeking the presidency. But secretly he wanted to tell the senator something else.
“Pero hindi ko lang masabi na, ‘Ikaw klaseng tao, maging bise ko?'” said Duterte.
“Salbahe talaga ‘to. He takes it personal, kasi bilib masyado sa sarili”. Duterte added.
The President joked if Trillanes won as vice president he would have likely been assassinated just like Ninoy Aquino.
“Alam mo, pagkatapos ng inauguration ko, hindi pa ako nakababa diyan [garbled] may putok na ng baril. Pareho kami ni Aquino. Mahulog na ako,” he said.