Whenever you hear somebody compare politicians to Hitler, you assume they are exaggerating. Yet Republican candidate Donald Trump is exuding principles of fascism and his rhetoric is freakishly similar to Hitler and it simply cannot be ignored. Both Trump and Hitler had similar slogans of making their country great again. However one of the main aspects of these plans is blaming groups of people for the country’s problems. Hitler saw Jews as an evil race that is conspiring to destroy German society. He blamed Jews for the downfall of other great nations. He wanted to strip Jews of citizenship and deport them. Trump has been blaming immigrants especially Mexicans for taking American jobs and bringing nothing but crime. He also has proposed to ban Muslims from entering the United States for fear that they are possible terrorists. He even has proposed to have constant surveillance on Mosques.
Both Hitler and Trump have not reacted well to dissent and criticism. Hitler actually had people that did not agree with him arrested or killed. While Trump has not done that specifically, he has humiliated and kicked out protesters from events. Also countless times, protesters and the media have been roughed up during his rallies by his security detail and his supporters. Trump has gone so far as to say that he will open up libel laws in order to penalize those in the media from opposing him. Trump compares to Hitler in this regard because Hitler proposed and succeeded in subverting the democratic process to reach his aims. Trump is already proposing to subvert freedom of speech with his statement on libel laws. He also wants to remove the 14th amendment, which guarantees citizenship to anybody born in the United States. Trump is concerned about “anchor babies,” or immigrants that have children here and the child gains citizenship. Trump insists on fixing the Constitution to meet his political aims. If he becomes President, there is no telling what else that he will do to get what he wants.
I found a relevant video on YouTube, which compares Trump speeches directly to Hitler’s. As you watch the video, you will realize how scarily similar that their ideas and plans line up. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGVBn_3EjmE
Hitler was certainly more animated than Trump but their similarities cannot be denied. Americans need to think twice before voting for a candidate that vows to foster strife and division and willing to bend the laws to suit his unjust and controversial political aims. America will cease to be great if Trump is eventually elected.