Lacson says he's fed up with the president's confusing statements
(SPOT.ph) Sen. Panfilo Lacson has had enough with President Rodrigo Duterte’s controversial public statements, which usually require “reading between the lines.” This comes after the president’s remark where he seemed to compare Adolf Hitler’s murdering of Jews to the killing of suspected criminals in the country. It once again earned the ire of the international community including the United Nations, the Pentagon, and Jewish groups who found the statement outrageous.
According to Lacson, the president should make pronouncements that are straight to the point to avoid misinterpretation.
“Nakakapagod na rin magbasa betwen the lines lalo na sa atin, sa labas ng bansa, international community, they take the words as they come out of the mouth of the president…Hindi naman puwede na ibu-burden mo pa sila na mag-interpret o magbasa between the lines,” the senator said.
Lacson also warned that the administration might lose public support if Duterte continues with his manner of delivering scathing statements, only to retract them afterwards.
On Sunday, October 2, Duterte apologized for his earlier remark. “There was never any intention on my part to derogate the memory of the six million Jews murdered by Germans... I apologize profoundly and deeply to the Jewish community,” he said.