Sydney Morning Herald: Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte likens himself to Adolf Hitler, wants to kill millions of drug
Manila: Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has likened himself to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler in the latest of a series of rash outbursts that are alarming his country's allies in Asia, including the United States.
In a rambling speech in his hometown of Davao, Mr Duterte told reporters that he had been "portrayed to be some cousin of Hitler" by critics.
Noting that Hitler had murdered millions of Jews, Mr Duterte said: "There are three million drug addicts (in the Philippines). I'd be happy to slaughter them."
The 71 year-old firebrand president then said "if Germany had Hitler, the Philippines would have…" before pausing and pointing to himself.
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Update #1: Philippines' Duterte likens himself to Hitler, wants to kill millions of drug users (Reuters)
Update #2: Philippines President likens himself to Hitler (CNN)
Update #3: Jewish leaders react to Rodrigo Duterte Holocaust remarks (BBC)
WNU Editor: He is now trying to clarify his remarks .... Duterte decries Hitler comparison, but 'would be happy to slaughter drug addicts' (CNN).