When Donald Trump says, “We’re going to have to do things that we never did before,” rest assured he is speaking from a firmly held right-wing, fascist political philosophy. In fact, according to a 1990 Vanity Fair interview, Ivana Trump once told her lawyer Michael Kennedy that her husbands, real-estate mogul Donald Trump, now a leading Republican presidential candidate, kept a book of Hitler’s speeches near his bed. Apparently, Trump is a fan. Donald Trump has said that we’re going to have to do certain things that were frankly unthinkable a year ago and that we never did before, strongly hinting of a fascist philosophy laid out in Adolph Hitler’s book, “Mein Kampf.” Donald Trump is not the least bit insulted when ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos asked him on Tuesday about being compared to Adolf Hitler: “Doesn’t that give you any pause at all?” It does not. Trump answered his own question, answering instead that Hitler’s contemporary, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, had a “solution” for Germans, Italians, Japanese many years ago during World War II.
“This was a president that was highly respected by all,” Trump said, remarking upon the Democratic president’s actions during the war. “If you look at what he was doing, it was far worse.” But the most damning praise for Donald Trump perhaps came from Andrew Anglin, the 30-year-old publisher of the neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer. Supporting Trump and his anti-Muslim plan, Anglin wrote that Trump is a “glorious leader” and added at the end of his piece, “Make America White Again!” Trump has not disavowed the neo-Nazi endorsement.
Donald Trump has crossed the line . . . again. The line that he crossed this time: The Nazi line. It started in mid-November when Yahoo News’ Hunter Walker asked Trump whether a push for increased surveillance of American Muslims could include things like “warrantless searches.” Trump strongly suggested then he would consider a series of drastic measures. “We’re going to have to do things that we never did before. And some people are going to be upset about it, but I think that now everybody is feeling that security is going to rule,” Trump said. “We’re going to have to look at a lot of things very closely,” Trump continued. “We’re going to have to look at the mosques. We’re going to have to look very, very carefully.”
The comparisons are chilling, made even more chilling by the fact that Donald Trump is attracting a large following:
- Adolf Hitler used racism to rise to power; Donald Trump uses racism in his attempted rise to power
- Adolf Hitler proposed mass deportations; Donald Trump proposes mass deportation
- Adolf Hitler promised to ‘Make Germany Great Again’; Donald Trump promises to ‘Make America Great Again’
- Adolf Hitler was an anti-Jewish Fascist; Donald Trump is an anti-Muslim Fascist (in addition to being an anti-Mexican Fascist)
- Adolf Hitler blamed Jews for America’s problems; Donald Trump blames Muslims for America’s problems (graduating from blaming Mexicans and the Chinese)
- Adolf Hitler thought Jews should wear special ID’s; Donald Trump believes Muslims should wear special ID’s
The condemnation of Trump was widespread, particularly among mainstream Republicans who fear that Trump at the top of the ticket in November could bring down the party. In an unprecedented move, House Speaker Paul Ryan said it succinctly and pitch-perfect in just four words, “This is not conservatism.” Speaker Ryan said that Donald Trump’s suggestion to ban Muslims from entering the United States has no place in the Republican Party. Republican candidate Jeb Bush called him “unhinged” while Hillary Clinton, a Democrat, criticized the plan as “reprehensible.”
Jeb Bush’s brother, a former President George W. Bush spokesman said he won’t be commenting on or giving oxygen to any of Trump’s bluster.