Did President Rodrigo Duterte really liken himself to Adolf Hitler?
No. In fact, he decried the portrayal that — he said — was made by the United Nations, the European Union, and the United States through their offensives and criticisms against his war on drug.
“You’re portrayed or pictured to be some cousin of Hitler and yet do not even bother to find out, to investigate,” Duterte said early morning Friday in Davao City, just right after arriving from Vietnam.
Duterte said these criticisms are disrespectful as he noted that no investigating body has ever proven that he was behind the killings of alleged drug personalities in Philippines.
But he said he would be happy to “slaughter” drug addicts in the country.
“Hitler massacred three million Jews. Now, there are three million drug addicts in the Philippines. I’d be happy to slaughter them,” he said.
He said he would do this to “save the next generation from perdition.”
The President said he is used to be ridiculed as a politician, but he would take offense if it is the Filipinos that are being put to shame.
He blasted UN, EU, and the US for their hypocrisy.
“You can call me anything, but I was never into or I am never into hypocrisy like you,” he said.
During the election, Duterte made a vow to rid the Philippines of the drug problem once he is elected president.