In a speech Saturday in Claremont, New Hampshire, and then in his Veterans Day greeting yesterday on social media, former president Trump echoed German Nazis. “In honor of our great Veterans on Veteran’s Day [sic] we pledge to you that we will root out the Communists, Marxists, Fascists, and Radical Left Thugs that live like vermin within the confines of our Country, lie, steal, and cheat on Elections, and will do anything possible, whether legally or illegally, to destroy America, and the American Dream…. Despite the hatred and anger of the Radical Left Lunatics who want to destroy our country, we will MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.”
Donald Trump has now made it clear that he is a fascist and he takes his playbook directly from fascists of the past. Comparing him to Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler is no longer far-fetched. It is time to call out this aspiring fascist for what and who he is.
I live with and care for my 100-year-old father, a WWII veteran and glider pilot, who served proudly in the Air Force for almost 38 years. He fought in Europe, at the invasion of Sicily, D-Day, Battle of the Bulge, and helped with the release of Jews from Buchenvald. He has read the English printing of Mein Kampf, and he is astounded and dismayed that people would vote for Hitler, aka Trump! He sees the reflections of what happened in Germany, happening here, and he is angry and very worried. He has nightmares, not about his time in WWII, but from watching PBS Newshour and reading the news.
I have programmed Alexa to remind us both several times each day: Take a deep breath and relax your shoulders...
American voters need to wake up and stop thinking about their 'party' and start thinking about saving democracy. It's actually terrifying to know what these people are planning and trying to normalize.
Guilty Donnie had the nerve to propose his fascist agenda on Veterans Day! Either he has no clue how many Americans fought and suffered, and even died to defeat the ideas he espouses during WWII, or else he disrespects their sacrifice and doesn't care who sees it.
EIther way, he is doubly a traitor and should be cast out of our society.
Glad to see at least some headline writers are paying attention - shocked that all seemingly legit writers + established journalists are not. Their silence is frankly frightening . Couldn’t be happier that you wrote early and will have a regular bedtime 🙏
Sob! We have seen this dehumanizing approach work before, even right here in the US. I saw the museum and memorial by the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) (largely sponsored by Bryan Stephenson) in Montgomery, Alabama. The opening exhibit seeks to explain why so many accepted slavery to start with and how it went for so long. It started with dehumanizing. It worked.
There are Veterans and there are vermin. Bone Spur Donald, speaking of ‘suckers’ and ‘losers,’ is America’s most despicable vermin.
Thank you for using the term fascists. It is an apt description. The media should be calling the party formerly known as the GOP as fascists and American Nazis (the real media, not the Gong Show of Fox News and other entertainment channels). The parallels to history of Germany in the 1930s is astonishing.
I don’t know how many readers you have, but for G-ds sake can we start doing something concrete rather than preaching to the choir, write to every dem leader and demand they speak out everyday calling the gop out as the fascist party led by an absolute fascist racist.
Yay, you’re getting to bed early tonight! Thank you for all you do!
He’s been transparent for a while, but now he’s set forth his agenda if re-elected! I sincerely hope all Americans are listening!
Trump’s threat to root out “vermin” at first drew a New York Times headline saying, “Trump Takes Veterans Day Speech in a Very Different Direction.”
I am doctor ordered not to read newspapers anymore (yup), so I don't get to see these gems.
Shame on the New York Times. Shame on them. Double triple quadruple shame on them. I don't know what the current politics are with them, but this is a journalistic crime.
"In addition to being illegal and unconstitutional, such plans to strip the nation of millions of workers would shatter the economy, sparking sky-high prices, especially of food."
Can someone please explain why MAGAs are willing to shoot themselves in the foot?
Why isn't Bannon in jail? It's only for 6 months, and it wouldn't shut him up completely, but it would complicate his spreading of bile a little.
I wish every veteran living and deceased could hear Trump’s speech and in one loud voice say that we didn’t fight for a country that wanted to be like the Nazi’s!
It’s absolutely mind boggling that everything this cretin says others are doing is exactly what he’s doing...and millions believe it.