Hillary Does the Unthinkable, Comparing Trump to Hitler and Supporters to Nazis – Watch
Hillary Clinton goes even further than her infamous “deplorable” quote from the 2016 election campaign. She recently likened former President Donald Trump to Adolf Hilter and she compared his supporters at his rally to Nazis.
Earlier this month at a rally in Youngstown, Ohio, a Trump supporter made a one-finger gesture that was likely an endorsement of the QAnon conspiracy theory.
At this latest rally in Wilmington, North Carolina, several attendees made the same one-finger gesture. Security people at the event are seen asking people to stop making the gesture.
PBS “NewsHour” correspondent Lisa Desjardins was at Friday night’s rally, and said, “Confirmed with people at Trump rally who held 1 finger up that they meant it as a symbol of QAnon’s ‘Where We Go One We Go All’ and further… Security staff here fanned out and told people to take down their fingers. That is a reason why – maybe main reason – we saw fewer” finger gestures than in the previous rally.
“The man in this photo held up 1 finger and told me he meant it as a WWG1WGA sign – and then the security guard in the next photo told him to take it down. He was furious ‘that’s my Constitutional right!’ The man in the crowd told me after I saw that interaction happen,” Desjardins wrote on Twitter.
Desjardins said the security staff “clearly had been directed to watch for this kind of gesture and to shut it down.”
Hillary Clinton had her take on the MAGA supporters and the one-finger gesture. She said they were like Adolf Hitler supporters doing the Sieg Heil salute of the Nazis.
Clinton made these comments at the Texas Tribune Festival in Austin, Texas.
Clinton said, “I remember as a young student, you know, trying to figure out, how people get basically brought in by Hitler. How did that happen? I’d watch newsreels and I’d see this guy standing up there ranting and raving, and people shouting and raising their arms. I thought, ‘What’s happened to these people? Why do they believe that?'”
She continued, “You saw the rally in Ohio the other night, Trump is there ranting and raving for more than an hour, and you have these rows of young men with their arms raised. I thought, ‘What is going on?'”
Clinton shared her belief, “So there is a real pressure – and I think it is fair to say we’re in a struggle between democracy and autocracy.”
Taylor Budowich – a spokesman for Trump – blasted Clinton for “using some of the most disgusting smears imaginable.” He told Fox News, “It seems like perpetual-failed-candidate Hillary Clinton’s basket of deplorables has run stale, not unlike herself. It’s pathetic, it’s divisive, and it is further cementing her legacy of cringe.”
Hillary Clinton likens Trump supporters to Nazis during remarks at the Texas Tribune Festival in Austin
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) September 24, 2022