New York Democratic Rep. Jerry Nadler called Donald Trump a fascist at a town hall event Thursday night.
According to The New York Observer, Nadler responded to an attendee who demanded he label the president and the administration as such.
“Donald Trump is the first major candidate in American politics, in recent decades, that I think really deserves to be called a fascist,” Nadler said.
Nadler went on to say, “Trump comes along and says ‘you’ve got some real problems: A, B and C. And it’s the fault of the Mexicans, and the Chinese.”
He added, “‘And the solution is me. I am the solution. Only I can take care of it.’ That is, that is fascism: blaming it, blaming the problems on scapegoats, and the strongman.”