THE TRUMP-HITLER THING PLUS PRESIDENTIAL RATINGS
To emphasize Donald Trump’s fondness for authoritarianism, he is often likened to Adolf Hitler. It’s a popular comparison, particularly for older people for whom the Nazi dictator is much more than a black-and-white image from seven decades ago. But younger people may be challenged seeing similarities between the 5’9,” vegetarian, toothbrush mustache, droop-hair of Hitler in a trim military uniform compared to the 6’2” orange face, yellow-mustard hair Trump in a dark suit that fails to contain a Big Mac gut. When you remove the visuals of these despots and focus on what they both said, they do seem to operate from the same playbook. You know Trump-talk, here is a mouthful of the Nazi leader’s favorite lines.
“Strength lies not in defense but attack.”
“It is not truth that matters, but victory.”
“The art of leadership consists in consolidating the attention of the people against a single adversary and taking care that nothing will split up that attention.”
- “The great masses of people will more easily fall victims to a big lie then to a small one.”
- “Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it and eventually they will believe it.”
- “What good fortune for governments that the people do not think.”
So while the Trump-Hitler comparison may be over-used, it certainly does seem fearfully relevant.