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Trump Is Not Hitler

Let me make one thing perfectly clear. I am not a fan of Donald Trump. I don’t think he even remotely has enough experience to lead a government of over 3 million people. I see no sign that he has even got a remote idea of how to manage foreign policy in a world as dangerous and complex as ours.

He does not have even a glimpse of how to fight terror in a meaningful way.

Not only that but he has a dismal history of mistreating his customers and his investors. He’s a great expert at bragging about deals. But he has not made a corporate empire even in the same universe as a Buffett or a Gates or a Zuckerberg or any number of money world stars.

And, yes, his appeal is above all to racism. What he is saying at its root is, “Trust me. I’ll keep the colored out of the neighborhood.” He connects with tens of millions of our fellow citizens who want to do just that. 

So he’s not Abe Lincoln or Dwight Eisenhower.

But he is not even remotely Adolf Hitler. I see a wicked rush in the journalistic and snob appeal community to liken Trump to Hitler.

This is an outrageous libel… false and malicious. Trump is a lowbrow politician. He’s not a person I would do business with.

But he’s not a murderous insane psychopath. He’s a playboy, not a mass murderer. He’s interested in fame and beautiful women and money. He’s not a war starter. He wants to build a wall… not a gas chamber.

He has never written or said a word about exterminating people based on race and ethnicity. He doesn’t have goons beating his enemies. 

He’s in the mold of George Wallace or Huey Long… not of the Führer whose wars killed tens of millions.

However much Mr. Trump has lowered political discourse and civility, he’s George Washington compared with Hitler. Nothing Mr. Trump has said compares with this Hitler slander. It is a worldwide disgrace.

It’s a strange day when I feel sympathy for the Trump card, but on this Hitler slander, I do. The people who make this evil lie should be ashamed.

Ben Stein
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Ben Stein is a writer, actor, economist, and lawyer living in Beverly Hills and Malibu. He writes “Ben Stein’s Diary” for every issue of The American Spectator.
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