A Democratic member of Congress raised eyebrows this week by comparing President Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler.
Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., gave a speech at a Baptist church in Atlanta this week, an event hosted by the NAACP, and referenced Trump and Hitler several times.
Hitler "rode a wave of nationalism and anti-Semitism to power," Johnson said. "Replace anti-Semitism with 'all Latinos crossing our borders, are rapists, drug dealers and murderers.' Does that sound familiar?
"Hitler was accepting of violence toward the achievement of political objectives. Trump encouraged violence against protesters at his rallies. And his messaging about Charlottesville, that there were bad people on both sides, sent a powerful message of approval to the far-right racists in America."
Several Democrats have tried to compare Trump to Hitler since he took office two years ago.
"Americans, particularly black Americans, can't afford to make that same mistake about the harm that could be done by a man named Hitler or a man named Trump," Johnson said.
Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz said earlier this week that anyone who compares Trump to Hitler minimizes the Holocaust, which resulted in the death of around 6 million Jews.
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