Rodrigo Duterte, the controversial president of the Philippines, likened himself to Adolf Hitler on Friday and said he would be “happy to slaughter” millions of drug addicts, comparing his crackdown on drugs to the Holocaust.
Duterte, who was elected in May, addressed crowds in his hometown of Davao, where he served as mayor before becoming president. In the speech, he criticized the United States and the European Union—who have spoken out against his tactic of extrajudicial killings—and said he had been portrayed as a “cousin of Hitler.
Defying criticism of his country’s bloody war on drugs, the Philippine president escalated his provocative rhetoric with a reference to the Holocaust.
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday compared his campaign to kill criminals to the Holocaust, saying he would like to "slaughter" millions of addicts just like Adolf hitler "massacred" millions of Jewish people. "Hitler ...
"Hitler massacred three million Jews.... Now there is three million, there’s three million drug addicts. There are. I’d be happy to slaughter them."Killing that number of drug users would "finish the problem of my country and save t...
President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines said in a speech on Friday that he would be “happy to slaughter” millions of drug addicts in his country. Mr. Duterte likened himself to Hitler.