Clyburn also called Trump a racist who has hired white supremacists to work in the White House.
House Majority Whip James Clyburn, the top black politician in America, constantly compared President Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler during Axios on HBO.
He also warned that the U.S. “could very well go the way of Germany in the 1930s.”
Axios CEO and founder Jim VandeHei could not hide the look on his face towards the end of the video. He tried to save Clyburn by reminding him that he is comparing Trump to Hitler.
Clyburn said he simply compared “the dynamic,” but it does not take a genius to read between the lines.
Clyburn called Trump a racist who has hired white supremacists to work in the White House. He refused to name them, though.
Clyburn then said he often wondered “how could the people of Germany allow Hitler to exist.” The way the Republicans join together around Trump makes him “understand how,” which is why he is “trying to sound the alarm.”
The proof for Clyburn came during the State of the Union. He insisted that Trump spewed over 30 lies and the Republicans kept cheering him even though they knew the truth:
“Fully half of those lies, the Republican side of the House stood up and cheered they knew that was not true. But they cheered him on,” Clyburn said, before continuing his comparison to Nazi Germany.
“I really believe that the people of Germany knew Adolf Hitler was lying,” he said. “And before they knew it, they no longer had a chancellor but a dictator. Anything that’s happened before can happen again.”
The White House did not immediately return a request for comment from The Hill on Clyburn’s remarks.
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