Democratic Rep. James Clyburn compared the United States under President Trump to early Nazi Germany on “CNN Tonight With Don Lemon” Monday.
“I think that we are facing some real vicarious times in the country,” the South Carolina congressman said. “And of course, having studied history and having taught history, I can only equate one period of time with what we are experiencing now, and that was what was going on in Germany around 1934, right after the 1932 elections when Adolf Hitler was elected chancellor. He began to do things to discredit the media, to disrupt the judicial system, and if you recall from your studies, they had swastikas hung in churches all over Germany.” (RELATED: Rick Wilson Melts Down, Threatens To ‘Gut’ Panelist ‘Like A Fish’ On CNN [VIDEO])
“And when I see and hear and experience what’s going on in the country today, I think back to that time, and I really believe that we as Americans had better get a handle on things. If we don’t, we could very well see ourselves going the way of Germany.”
“You know that’s a stark comparison. People are going to say, well he’s comparing him to Hitler and the Holocaust and all of those things,” Don Lemon said.
“Well only one difference in this, if I were making that comparison,” Clyburn said, “than this president would be Mussolini and Putin would be Hitler.” (RELATED: Excuse Me? CNN’s Don Lemon Claims He ‘Can Smell’ Racism [VIDEO])