“The victor will never be asked if he told the truth. I believe today that my conduct is in accordance with the will of the Almighty.” – Adolf Hitler
Yes, it’s over-the-top to compare President Trump to Adolf Hitler. Hitler could do whatever he wanted. Trump’s executive orders are constrained by courts.
I just couldn’t resist a one-time “say what you’re thinking,” and the man is an unashamed nationalist with dictatorial qualities, a tendency to rule via the Big Lie and a definite us-versus-them style of lining up support for his favorite things.
I find it hard to believe that the heavily-religious really think he’s one of them, or that he’s one with Kentucky coal miners or Texas oil field workers. He probably is one with the elderly Florida Cuban-Americans who still dream of going home to a Castro-less country and those “good old days” when Gen. Fulgencio Batista ruled with his version of the iron fist rather than the communists’ one.
What should concern everyone is something that came out of that New York Times analysis of Trump’s tax returns. His Trump Organization has major business projects going in some foreign countries — among them India and the Philippines. I’d find it hard to believe that the President would make all his trade and military decisions vis-a-vis those countries with no consideration for the repercussions they could have on his heavily-leveraged foreign businesses. I agree with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that there’s a serious national security issue here.
Plus, he has around $300 million in loans still out there, some from U.S. sources, some from foreign banks. Wouldn’t a normal person in that situation have to think twice about tax and tariff policies which would affect the lenders? Trump never made public that he owed such a huge amount here and overseas.
As for his dodging of income taxes and a comparison of what Adolf did, the majority of Hitler’s wealth came not from development projects but by charging royalties for his image and never paying taxes on that income. He accrued nearly 3 million (in U.S. dollars) in unpaid income taxes. He also charged for his numerous public appearances, something Trump maybe has overlooked (LOL).
It’s been written in the history of Naziism in Berlin’s government that “Hitler ruled Germany autocratically by asserting the Führerprinzip (leader principle), which called for absolute obedience of all subordinates. He viewed the government structure as a pyramid, with himself—the infallible leader—at the apex.”
And “Hitler’s blend of political acuity, deceptiveness, and cunning converted the party’s non-majority but plurality status into effective governing power.”
Finally: “Life does not forgive weakness.” Adolf Hitler, February 17, 1945.