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Rachel Maddow's Trump Comments Appear to Compare Him to Adolf Hitler

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Host of “The Rachel Maddow Show” MSNBC Rachel Maddow speaks onstage at the Road to the 2016 Election: A Campaign Preview panel presented by NBCUniversal during Advertising Week 2015 AWXII at the Times Center Stage on September 30, 2015 in New York City. (D Dipasupil/Getty Images for AWXII)

By    |   Thursday, 14 Jul 2016 02:41 PM

Rachel Maddow, MSNBC anchor, said she is studying Hitler's political career to better understand presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and his supporters.

The comments, made during an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, has raised many eyebrows.

"What is amazing is the Republican Party that picked him," Maddow said. "They had 330 million people to choose from, and they've decided that he is the best one to be the standard-bearer of one of the two major parties of the greatest nation on Earth. Like, talk to me, Republican voters! What's the worst-case scenario for America if he wins? It can be pretty bad. You don't have to go back far in history to get to almost apocalyptic scenarios."

During the past year, she said she has been reading about Hitler's early days as chancellor.

"I am gravitating toward moments in history for subliminal reference in terms of cultures that have unexpectedly veered into dark places, because I think that's possibly where we are," she explained.

In reporting about the comments, The Hill described Maddow's reading choice as "meticulously prepping for a possible Donald Trump presidency."

Sam Reisman at Mediaite took issue with that characterization of Maddow's comments, pointing out that she made "no mention whatsoever of 'meticulous prepping' or even 'prepping.' No equivalence between Trump and Hitler."

He went on to write, "I understand that for some the temptation to compare Trump to Hitler is almost as strong as the impulse to accuse political opponents of doing the same, but we should still aspire to some degree of restraint and honesty."

Twitter users had strong reactions to the comments.







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