Skip to comments.MSNBC Reporter: Trump Is Acting Like Mussolini, Franco, And Hitler
Posted on 12/10/2017 5:27:19 AM PST by Kaslin
Were back to this again: Donald Trump is a dictator and we could be heading down the same path as Nazi Germany. Former President Obama made similar references at an event at the Economic Club of Chicago this week. He said democracy is like a garden, it needs attention, and that growing complacent could quickly lead to things falling apart.
That's what happened in Germany in the 1930s, which despite the democracy of the Weimar Republic and centuries of high-level cultural and scientific achievements, Adolph Hitler rose to dominate, said Obama during a Q&A session. Sixty million people died. . .So, you've got to pay attention. And vote.
Were not Germany. We certainly dont have institutions as shoddy at the Weimar Republic. We dont have successful, widespread communist and fascist movements that are tearing the country apart in the same way they did to Germany and the rest of Europe; the latter of which birthed one of the most nefarious authoritarian societies in history. These groups in America also have zero electoral success. Nazis and Communists are not being elected to legislatures en masse. The Left needs to relax. They just lost an election.
In the media, its no different. Trump is angling himself to be like Franco, Hitler and Mussolini. MSNBCs Ali Velshi made note of this when interviewing historian Michael Beschloss on Thursday.
MSNBCs Ali Velshi Compares President Trump to Franco, Hitler and Mussolini
Donald Trump has threatened to ban an entire religion from entering the country. He attacks the news institutions, which is what Franco, Hitler, Mussolini, and a whole bunch of other people did. Do you feel that our checks and balances in the Constitution and our political system will protect us against these potential violations of the Constitution?
The Free Beacon had a more thorough breakdown of this interview:
Velshi began by asking Beschloss how Trump's behavior compares to other presidents and commented how he could think of examples around the world, but they "tend to be dictators."
"How does he compare to other presidents? Can you think of other presidents who attack our institutions as much as he does? And our cultural norms?," Velshi asked. "I can think of this all over the world in other places. They tend to be dictators."
"You're right. And we're not even 11 months into this presidency," Beschloss said.
Ruhle asked Beschloss if Trump was manipulating institutions to his favor.
"It's easy for us to say sitting on a perchwe get criticized for itthat Trump doesn't understand how our political or legal institutions work. Or does he? Is he sly like a fox? Is he manipulating the system of checks and balances to work in his favor?" Ruhle asked.
"Stephanie, you've absolutely got it," Beschloss said. "You know, he certainly does not understand it in the way that most presidents have. Most presidents come in after a career in the military or political life. And most of them have a pretty good sense of history and understanding of our democracy. Almost none of that is true of Donald Trump, but that's not the reason he's doing this. He's doing this because he wants power, wants to expand presidential power, He will be pushed and he will only stop when he is stopped."
Okayyou guys just lost an election; deal with it. Donald Trump isnt taking your crap in the media; deal with it. Journalists are not being black bagged by secret police. Car bombs arent going off. This isnt North Korea, or any real nation with a totalitarian government. Were not Oceania. Everyone needs to relax. People wanted change. They wanted someone different, and a person who isnt a politician, and Donald Trump is that person. The press is just getting some mud thrown their way. Theyre not immune from criticism. The eight-year Obama lovefest is over. Also, the Supreme Court ruled that the latest travel ban could be enforced, so lets dial it down on the potential Constitutional violations we may or may not be facing. Then again, this is what MSNBC does; keep liberal blood pressures at healthy levels.
MSNBC's Velshi and Ruhle Celebrate Festivus Early
Obama peddling his African Marxism again. Gee, look what it has done for Africa.
Obama was the illegal usurper and dictator
They forgot Pinochet.
“...and don’t forget Darth Vader! And...and...Hannibal Lecter - did you see him eat that hamburger and he didn’t even apologize? That’s MEAT!!!”
Obama better hope this Dossier Gate doesnt wind up in his lap.
Let’s have a national referendum on the continued existance of MSNBC....
Boy! The SNOWFLAKES are really having a meltdown aren’t they? If any one of them walked out in their back yard and stepped on a thorn.........IT WOULD BE TRUMP’S FAULT!
Yet they imbrace fidel, and maduro, media enemies plain and simple
Obama better hope this Dossier Gate doesnt wind up in his lap.””
It’s already there and it won’t make a bit of difference. The African Marxist is way above the law.
They are pathetic.
Obama said to pay attention and vote. That means he understands that elections have consequences. Carry on Mr. President.
And what is that?
If President Trump was really like what they said, all liberals would be worshiping at his feet.
Lets do a thought experiment. Two men standing in a park giving a speech. One is pro-Trump, pro-tea-party, pro-life. One is pro-Democrat.
Which one is more likely to be assaulted?
Imagine walking through a tea-party gathering with a Hillary tee shirt, or wearing a Trump shirt into a Hillary gathering. Which one is more likely to be assaulted?
Imagine a professor denying global warming, or another attacking Christianity. Which one is more likely to be fired from his job?
Imagine a baker refusing to do a gay marriage, or another baker refusing to do a Christmas motif. Which one is more likely to be sued into bankruptcy?
We know who the fascists are. They are the ones beating your head into the ground while calling you a fascist.
We paid attention and voted for Donald Trump, and we will vote for President Trump in 2020.
So you’re saying hitler just gave Jerusalem to the Jews, amiright ?
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