Donald Trump has spent the past few months telling Americans that they should spend their lives in fear of anyone who’s not white and American. He’s called Mexicans “rapists.” He’s told dangerous lies about Muslims, including that they were cheering after the buildings fell during the 9/11 attacks. He’s even said that he supports ID cards for Muslims.
If the ID card idea sounds a little familiar, it could be because, during World War II, the Nazis tried something similar with Jews, who were forced to register with the Nazi party and wear a star.
Likely to get his floundering campaign on some sort of track, former Ohio Governor and current GOP candidate, John Kasich, called Trump out for his outrageous statements. He even went so far as to compare him to Hitler.
Okay, the name “Hitler” wasn’t exactly mentioned, but the ad does feature retired Air Force veteran and POW, Tom Moe, who paraphrased a famous poem by German pastor Martin Niemöller:
You might not care that if Donald Trump says Muslims must register with their government, because you’re not one. You might not care if Donald Trump says he’s going to round up all the Hispanic immigrants, because you’re not one. You might not care if Donald Trump says it’s ok to rough up black protestors, because you’re not one. And you might not care if Donald Trump wants to suppress journalists, because you’re not one.
As I said, the name Hitler was not mentioned and well, you’d have a hard time disputing that Trump wants to do all that is talked about in the video, but still, Trump is threatening to sue.
I could go on a rampage saying how Trump deserves to pay more in taxes, just for all the court time he squanders in his butthurt lawsuits. I could go on about how he tests the First Amendment to its most extreme, while trying to shut down the same rights of his opponents. Instead, I’ll let you follow the link below to watch the video that is making him flip out.
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