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 Trump’s rally last week in Youngstown, Ohio, where members of the gang raised a stiff-armed, one-finger QAnon salute to the previous president in a gesture chillingly harking back to the “heil Hitler” salute.
The QAnon gesture stands for WWG1WGA, or: “Where We Go One We Go All.”
Donald Trump disciples raise a disturbing stiff-armed one-finger salute to the previous president at his his Ohio rally last week.
“I remember as a young student, you understand, attempting to work out how people get mainly brought in by Hitler. How did that occur?” Clinton asked during an onstage interview on the Texas Tribune Festival in Austin.
“I’d watch newsreels and I’d see this guy standing up there ranting and raving, and other people shouting and raising their arms. I assumed, ‘What’s happened to those people?’” she added.
“You saw the rally in Ohio the opposite night,” Clinton noted. “Trump is there ranting and raving for greater than an hour, and you have got these rows of young men with their arms raised. What is occurring?”POh
She added: “I believe it’s fair to say we’re in a struggle between democracy and autocracy.”
Clinton was hardly the just one to see similarities between Trump and Hitler rallies.
Retired four-star U.S. Army General Barry McCaffrey also compared Trump’s Ohio rally to a 1936 rally held by Hitler in Nuremberg, Germany.
“The gang is analogous to a Nuremberg rally 1936,” McCaffrey tweeted after the rally. “A lawless Trump in office in [the] 2024 election would slide us into autocracy and deny our Constitutional safeguards. That is our biggest danger as a nation since 1860.”
Astonishing Trump language. The gang is analogous to a Nuremberg rally 1936. A lawless Trump in office in 2024 election would slide us into autocracy and deny our Constitutional safeguards. That is our biggest danger as a nation since 1860. VOTE. https://t.co/XVGK0yYKdv
— Barry R McCaffrey (@mccaffreyr3) September 18, 2022