Hillary Clinton Compares Trump To Hitler In Disturbing Interview

At a recent rally, the former president was "ranting and raving for more than an hour, and you have these rows of young men with their arms raised," said Clinton.

In a stinging interview Friday, one-time presidential candidate Hillary Clinton compared Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler, and his political rallies to Nazi gatherings.

She zeroed in on a Sept. 17 event in Youngstown, Ohio, where members of the crowd raised a stiff-armed salute to the former president that is chillingly reminiscent of Nazi Germany.

The one-finger salute reportedly stands for “Where We Go One We Go All” — a saying in the far-right QAnon conspiracy movement.

Donald Trump supporters raise a stiff-armed salute to the former president at an Ohio rally last week.
Donald Trump supporters raise a stiff-armed salute to the former president at an Ohio rally last week.
Gaelen Morse via Reuters

“I remember as a young student, you know, trying to figure out how did people get basically drawn in by Hitler. How did that happen?” Clinton said during an onstage interview at The Texas Tribune Festival, a “politics and policy event” in Austin, Texas.

“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?’” 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?’”

She added, “I think it is fair to say we’re in a struggle between democracy and autocracy.”

Clinton was hardly the only one to see similarities between the rallies of Trump and Hitler.

“The crowd is similar to a Nuremberg rally [in] 1936,” Retired U.S. Army General Barry McCaffrey tweeted last week after the Ohio rally, referring to the German city.

“A lawless Trump in office in [the] 2024 election would slide us into autocracy and deny our Constitutional safeguards. This is our greatest danger as a nation since 1860.”

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