It seems that the similarities between Hitler and Trump are not superficial. Hitler’s ascension to power as Chancellor of Germany was a complete surprise just like Trump’s win last November election surprised even Trump.
After his release in 1924 from jail – he attempted a coup in Munich in 1923 – Hitler gained popular support by attacking the Treaty of Versailles and promoting anti-semitism, and anti-communism, and denouncing international capitalism and communism as being part of a Jewish conspiracy. Donald Trump gained popular support by ranting against the “Stupid Politicians”, falsely accusing immigrants – mostly from Mexico – of crimes, blatantly lying about Muslims in the country and shamelessly pushing the Birther movement.
In an effort to consolidate power, on April 7th, the German government issued an order firing all civil service workers not of “Aryan” descent; sound familiar? It should. From Day One, the Trump’s administration has been sidelining, firing, monitoring everyone he suspects may not agree with his stance on issues. Donald Trump has strategically posted only people he trusts in position of power and management; he only keeps close to himself the most trusted individuals. Any sign of challenge is enough for someone he previously trusted to be gotten rid of. FBI Director James Comey is the latest victim of the Trump sweep of elements he doesn’t trust or like.