DONALD TRUMP CALLS PHILIPPINE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE RODRIGO DUTERTE A COPYCAT

Trump, left, and Duterte
Trump, left, and Duterte

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (The Adobo Chronicles) – Since launching his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, Donald Trump has insulted Latinos, made  fun of the disabled, tweeted neo-Nazi propaganda, and advocated a Nazi-style registration system. Now, he’s advocating a policy that speaks of Genocide — ‘taking out families’ of terrorists.

Across the Pacific Ocean, another presidential candidate — in the Philippines — is running on a record and platform of authoritarianism, extra-judicial execution of criminals, taking the law into his own hands, and has no qualms about cursing Pope Francis. His name is Rodrigo Duterte, mayor of Davao, one of the largest Philippine cities.

Both candidates are extremely popular — based on polls — and have a good shot at becoming the chief executive of their respective countries.

The Adobo Chronicles caught up with Trump at Planet Hollywood Resort in Las Vegas while he was sipping champagne with contestants in the Miss Universe Pageant to be held this month, and we asked him what he thinks of Duterte.

‘He’s  a copycat,’ Trump said, ‘why does he have to imitate my style, why can’t he be more original and be his own man?’

Reacting to Trump’s comments via phone, Duterte told us in Tagalog : ‘P.I., he is the one who is a copycat. He’s been in politics for just months, I’ve been around for many many years.’

Well that says it all: birds of the same feather don’t always want to flock together.

 

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