Duterte: Yes, That’s Right, I am Hitler
I don't trust government to give it the powers Duterte is giving his anti-drug police.
"In a rambling speech on his arrival in Davao City after a visit to Vietnam, Duterte told reporters that he had been “portrayed to be a cousin of Hitler” by critics.
Noting that Hitler had murdered millions of Jews, Duterte said: “There are three million drug addicts (in the Philippines). I’d be happy to slaughter them.
“If Germany had Hitler, the Philippines would have…,” he said, pausing and pointing to himself.
“You know my victims. I would like (them) to be all criminals to finish the problem of my country and save the next generation from perdition.”
Defusing such statements is all but impossible unless you take the mantle, and twist it to your desired outcome. This is why progressives are always taring their opponents with "racist," or "sexist."
It does not matter much how Duterte is perceived outside of the Philippines, it matters how he is perceived inside.