The Republican nominee for the U.S. Presidential elections later this year, business tycoon-turned-politician Donald Trump, has often been compared to World War II Nazi party leader Adolf Hitler for his extreme remarks and actions. The latest is a world-leading expert on psychopathy claiming that the presidential hopeful is a worse psychopath than the man who had single-handedly tried to eliminate Jews.
Here is a list of all the times Trump or something or someone around him and his presidential campaign has been linked to Hitler, starting with the latest one:
- Psychologist Kevin Dutton, who is a world-leading expert in psychopathy, used a test he has devised to determine the presence and extent of psychopathic traits in Trump. According to the test, Trump scored 171 points, while Hitler had 169. It means Trump is more psychopathic than Hitler.
- Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong had said in an interview to a British rock magazine: "I actually feel bad for them, because they're poor, working-class people who can't get a leg up. He's [Trump] preyed on their anger. He just said, 'You have no options, and I'm the only one, and I'm going to take care of it myself.' I mean, that's f***ing Hitler, man!"
- Popstar Cher has also drawn the comparison, saying Trump reminded him of "despots, you know Stalin and Hitler."
- Renowned comedian Louis CK had, in March this year, said: "It was funny for a little while. But the guy is Hitler. And by that I mean that we are being Germany of the '30s. Do you think they saw the s**t coming? Hitler was just some hilarious and refreshing dude with a weird combover who would say anything at all."
- TV show host Bill Maher, after learning that Trump may have once kept a book of Hitler's speeches by his bedside, ran a sketch on his show depicting Hitler speaking like Trump. Watch it here:
- Long-running animated TV show "The Simpsons" also took a shot at Trump for the same thing, but by actually depicting the offending book on Donald Trump's bed.
- Former Mexican President Vicente Fox had once said: "Today, he's going to take (the U.S.) back to the old days of conflict, war and everything. I mean, he reminds me of Hitler. That's the way he started speaking." He would later retract his statement.
- CNN journalist Fareed Zakaria had, after Trump had tried to argue that the Russian President was not going into Crimea, said: "'It is important to understand that the argument that Donald Trump is putting forward about Crimea is the same argument that Adolf Hitler made about the Sudeten Czechoslovaks."
- CNN political analyst David Gergen also made the comparison, saying: "People who know history understand Leni Riefenstahl was the woman who was the chief propagandist for Hitler. And here, one of his [Trump's] friends, Breitbart, is calling [Steve] Bannon that kind of person." Bannon was chosen as Trump's campaign chief.
- Periodical magazine Adbusters recently ran a cover photo of a strategically-placed barcode on Trump's face that made him look like Hitler.
- Google had once put Hitler's "Mein Kampf" as a suggestion, when someone searched in the "Images" section for Trump's book "Crippled America." It has since been rectified.
- Millennial supporters of Trump had created and brought online a website inspired by Hitler, named "Trump Youth." It was subsequently taken down.
- A restauruant in Portland, Oregon, had put up a painting of Hitler wearing a cap bearing Trump's now-famous slogan "Make America Great Again." The eatery has since taken it down.
- Anne Franke's step-sister Eva Schloss â€” an octogenarian who had survived the infamous Auschwitz concentration camp set up by the Nazis under Hitler â€” had said of Trump in an interview: "I think he is acting like another Hitler by inciting racism."
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