Many in the media like to compare Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler. Are they serious? Regardless of how much you disagree with Trump, is it comparable to the killing of six million Jews? Or perhaps they don’t think the Holocaust was that bad.
CNN’s Christiane Amanpour has compared Trump’s questioning of election results with Kristallnacht, which is often referred to as the beginning of the Holocaust. Amanpour opened her show:
“This week 82 years ago, Kristallnacht happened. It was the Nazis’ warning shot across the bow of our human civilization that led to genocide against a whole identity and, in that tower of burning books, it led to an attack on fact, knowledge, history and proof,” Amanpour said. “After four years of a modern-day assault on those same values by Donald Trump, the Biden-Harris team pledges a return to normal.”
Amanpour is by no means an outlier. Many in the mainstream media and among the political elites have compared Trump to Hitler.
On election night Rep. Jim Clyburn (D—SC) compared President Donald Trump’s refusal to concede to “what Hitler did in Germany.”
Holocaust denial used to be condemned, now it is used by the establishment.