In Chapter 7,641 of “Everything I Don’t Like Is Hitler,” failed presidential candidate and resident bitter shrew Hillary Clinton compared Trump supporters at political rallies to Hitler’s acolytes.
“I remember as a young student trying to figure out, how did people get basically drawn in by Hitler? How did that happen?" Clinton mused. "And I’d watch newsreels, and I’d watch this guy up there ranting and raving and people shouting and raising their arms, and I said, ‘What’s happening? How did people think that?’”
“And I saw this rally in Ohio the other night,” she went on. “Trump is there ranting and raving for more than an hour. And you have these rows of young men with their arms raised. And I thought, what is going on?”
“So it is fair to say, we’re in struggle between autocracy and democracy,” she concluded.
Hillary Clinton says Trump supporters cheering during his rallies are akin to Nazis saluting Hitler.— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) September 24, 2022
So, just to sum up here, a former president and potential future candidate gave a speech at a political rally – which, because he’s a Republican, amounts to him “ranting and raving” – and his supporters cheered him on. All of which automatically makes him a dictator, and his supporters Nazis, and inevitably spells the doom of civilization.
Or, at least, so says the woman still seething from having gotten her political rear end handed to her in 2016 and can't seem to get over it.
In actuality, what Clinton appears to be referring to is a so far innocuous hand gesture that’s been popping up among some – and not nearly all – Trump supporters at his rallies, in which people – again, not all of them men – raise one finger toward the air in a gesture that, at the very worst, may be some QAnon-related symbol of solidarity.
On the other hand, President Joe Biden recently gave a speech backlit by red draperies and flanked by the military in which he declared the American right to be the enemy.
There was only one Hitler, and neither guy is a reincarnation. But if we’re drawing parallels here, it wouldn’t be with Trump.