Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippines president, have compared himself to Hitler, saying he would be "happy to slaughter" million drug users and peddlers in the country. During a press conference in Davao City, Duterte told reporters that he had been compared to a "cousin of Hitler" by his critics.
"If Germany had Hitler, the Philippines would have..." Duterte said, pausing and pointing to himself. "Hitler massacred three million Jews ... there’s three million drug addicts （in the Philippines）. I’d be happy to slaughter them." he said.
"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." Duterte added. According to historians, more than six million Jews were killed by the Nazis during the second world war.
His comments were quickly condemned by Jewish groups. Rabbi Abraham Cooper, head of the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Digital Terrorism and Hate project, called them "outrageous". He said, "Duterte owes the victims （of the Holocaust） an apology for his disgusting rhetoric."
liken：動詞，比喻、比擬。例句：Life has often been likened to a journey.（人生常被比喻成一場旅行。）
peddlers：名詞，小販、小買賣人。例句：The peddler tried to sell me some clothes.（這名小販向我推銷衣服。）
rhetoric：名詞，修辭、措辭。例句：Donald Trump’s rhetoric sounds hollow at the debate.（川普在辯論會中的措詞聽起來很空洞。）