President Duterte will not be troubled by the haters and different critics of his authorities’s ruthless drug crackdown.
The President stated he has adopted the “iconic words” of late US President Abraham Lincoln in coping with criticisms, saying he prefers to deal with his job.
“I have to be hard. Drugs are flooding the country,” the President stated in a Facebook video posted by Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary for Social Media Mocha Uson.
“I would like to quote the one I admire most, aside from my father, is President Lincoln of America. I’d like to borrow his piece,” he stated.
“He said that ‘If I were to try to read, much less answer, all attacks made on me, this shop of the presidency might as well be closed for any other business. I do the very best I can and I mean to keep doing so until the end. If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me won’t amount to anything, but if the end brings me out wrong, ten angels of God swearing I was right could make no difference,’” he stated.
Duterte stated he would persist with Lincoln’s philosopy which he claimed have been his “guiding principles of being a politician as as president.”
Lincoln, a lawyer, was the 16th US President whose emancipation proclamation paved the best way for the abolition of slavery.