Wait, did Duterte just compare himself to Hitler?

Yup, he went there.


(SPOT.ph) When President Rodrigo Duterte said in January 2016 "My god, I hate drugs. And I had to kill people because I hate drugs," he wasn't kidding. Inquirer.net says there are 1,166 suspected criminals who have been killed since June 30. Because of this alarming number, the Senate started a probe on the alleged extrajudicial killings, with Sen. Richard Gordon replacing Sen. Leila de Lima as chairperson of the Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

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On September 26, Gordon called out Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV for using "harsh" words against the president. "Harsh words such as mass murderer are uncalled for. That is reserved for Hitler; that is reserved for Stalin, that is reserved for the president of Cambodia, Pol Pot,” he said. Well, it seems that Duterte doesn't agree. Upon his arrival in Davao City from an official visit to Vietnam in the morning of September 30, he reportedly said via GMA News Online: "Hitler massacred three million Jews. Now, there are three million drug addicts...I'd be happy to slaughter them...At least if Germany had Hitler, the Philippines would have...You know my victims, I would like to be, all criminals, to finish the problem of my country and save the next generation from perdition."



Adolf Hitler was the leader of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. His extremist views on the preservation of the Aryan race led him to order the massacre of millions of Jews. Based on the following reactions on Twitter, Filipinos aren’t too happy with the president's comparison of his war against drugs to the Holocaust.




How will they get out of this one?



He really has a lot of explaining to do.



What could it possibly be?



That's not easy to retract.



Hitler once said, "I believe today that my conduct is in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator."



In Internet speak, Godwin's Law says "As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazism or Hitler approaches 1"



This is frightening.



Is he using their playbook?



Who will star as Duterte?



Train to Busan plot twist!


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