In a sit-down interview with “Axios on HBO,” House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-SC) compared President Donald Trump’s rhetoric to what was seen in Nazi Germany.
Clyburn told Axios that he “seriously” feels the United States under Trump’s leadership could go the same direction as Nazi Germany given how Republicans, much like Nazis knew Adolf Hitler was lying but did not check him on anything, are letting the president get away with lying.
“We see an open fight with the media,” he said. “Everything is fake news unless it is favorable towards this president. We have heard open discussions about him, referring to himself as the ‘Law Enforcer in Chief.’ We don’t have that kind of stuff in this country. That’s the kind of stuff that took place after 1932 in Germany. And I do believe that this country, this electorate, is not definitive in this election. This year, this country could very well go the way of Germany in the 1930s. I really, seriously feel that.”
Clyburn was asked if he was actually attempting to compare all Republicans in Congress to Nazis, but he pushed back against that notion, saying the “dynamics” were the same.