According to the Philippines's President, Duterte, he was on a plane when he heard a voice telling him to stop swearing, otherwise the plane would crash. This divine encounter comes after a wake of Duterte's blunt and offensive speech, often directed towards the West. He has called Obama the son of a whore and, when compared to Hitler, said he would gladly kill three million drug addicts. Roman Catholic Duterte was abused by an American priest, which he says influenced his political views. He is calling for a separation from the US and the withdrawal of US troops within two years.