“This slogan is most associated with aviator Charles Lindbergh, who spent a great deal of time in the late 1930s gushing at how wonderful the Third Reich was,” writes the journalist.
Trump’s vow to “always put the interests of the American people first” is akin to “American neutrality towards the Nazis,” according to Lake.’
This is just the latest example of the media’s lazy, reductive propaganda that relies heavily on smear and the logical fallacy of false equivalence.
Trump is popular. Hitler was popular. Therefore Trump = Hitler.
Trump promises to look out for America’s best interests. Hitler promised to look out for Germany’s best interests. Therefore Trump = Hitler.
Of course, the same could be said for innumerable presumptive political leaders throughout history, the vast majority of whom never turned into Hitler.