A woman attending a Tom Steyer-led town hall asked what the difference was between President Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler, arguing that the Republican president has done things similar to those of the detested leader of Nazi Germany.
“Through all of this, and through the time [Trump’s] been president, he reminds me of Hitler,” an Iowa woman named Sally said to Steyer on Thursday. The line drew cheers and applause from the audience. “I just keep thinking: what’s the difference between him and Hitler. Hitler really strikes me, and you just mentioned what he’s doing to families at the border. That’s what Hitler did – tore families apart.”
Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer ogranized the town hall as part of his “Need to Impeach” campaign that aims to remove Trump from the White House. While stating that both Trump and Hitler are “skillful and talented” communicators, Steyer said the two are ultimately not the same because Trump hasn’t killed anyone. (RELATED: Steyer Super PAC Ad Claims Republicans Are Turning Kids Into Nazis)
“Mr. Trump has – he really is an incredibly skillful and talented communicator. He really is – which Hitler was, too. But let’s not – and I think the reason people push back against the Hitler comparison, regardless of any similarities, is Hitler ended up killing millions and millions of people,” the billionaire activist said, but adding that the president has shown “a disregard for our law.”
The crowd was clearly not excited about Steyer’s response.
Steyer — who made his fortune as a hedge fund manager in California — has spent millions in past election cycles in an attempt to defeat Republican lawmakers and push the issue of climate change to the forefront of political debate. Lately, Steyer has made a massive effort to impeach Trump. He is traveling across the U.S. to muster support for his efforts.
Steyer’s climate super PAC, NextGen America, released an ad Mother’s Day that suggests Republicans are turning children into Nazis.
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