Duterte’s Way

President Trump arrives in Manila, the capital of the Philippines, today.. the last stop in his Southeast Asian trip. There he will meet another unconventional President, reviled internationally by some. but extremely popular at home despite his radical tactics. In some ways, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is like President Trump. Both rose through populist campaigns. There are, however, some key differences. For today’s cover story, we traveled to the southeast Asia nation to examine some of the most bizarre politics in the world. A caution: some of the material is graphic.

Love him or hate him, Rodrigo Duterte is one president whose delivering on his biggest campaign promise. To crack down on drug crimes by targeting not only traffickers but addicts. And killing them in cold blood. Three months after he was elected last year, Duterte a former prosecutor compared himself to Hitler with the distinction that his victims would be criminals.

Rodrigo Duterte: Hitler massacred 3 million Jews. Now there is 3 million, what it is, 3 million drug addicts. I’d be happy to slaughter them.

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