Trillanes: No coup plot vs Duterte; he won’t last long

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  • Trillanes said there is no need to plot Duterte’s ouster
  • He believes the President won’t last in power, anyway
  • He once again called Duterte a ‘mass murderer’ and a ‘plunderer’

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Antonio Trillanes IV believes there is no need for a plot to unseat President Rodrigo Duterte because the latter won’t finish his term in Malacañang anyway.

In an interview with Karen Davila over ABS-CBN’s “Headstart”, Trillanes said it’s his ‘gut-feel’ that Duterte won’t last that long.

“To be honest, I don’t feel he would last that long…It’s just a gut feel,” Trillanes said.

Trillanes, one of Duterte’s staunchest critics in the Senate has earlier accused the president of plotting to kill him; an allegation the Palace denied.

On another allegation that Trillanes could be next after the arrest of Senator Leila De Lima, another administration critic, Duterte said the former soldier-turned-lawmaker is too ‘insignificant’ to be given such an attention.

For Trillanes, however, it would be good for the country if Duterte, whom he described as a ‘mass murderer’, will be ousted from Malacañang.

“Taking out a mass murderer and plunderer as president of your country, that’s a good thing. It should be a proud moment for our country to rectify the mistake made during the last elections,” said the senator.

Trillanes is currently facing ethics charges filed by a private lawyer at the Senate. One of the alleged grounds for the ethics complaint is for tagging President Duterte a ‘murderer’ in various media interviews.

However, the lawmaker remains unperturbed and dared his enemies to just ‘bring it on’ and he will face them anytime.