Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently drew a comparison between former President Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler, the German Chancellor, and leader of the Nazis. Her remarks also criticized Trump’s supporters who could be seen with their “arms raised” at a recent rally.
While at the Texas Tribune Festival in Austin, Texas, Clinton said that Trump, who was her rival in the 2016 presidential elections, often exhibited similar behaviors to those of the Nazi leader at a rally in Youngstown, Ohio.
Clinton said that as a student she had often wondered what it was that helped draw people to Hitler. She had watched the newsreels and clips of Hitler’s followers shouting with their arms raised and had been curious about why they had grown to believe in that ideology.
She then added that during the Ohio rally last week, Trump could be seen ranting for over an hour and there were men in the front row of the rally with their arms raised. This made her wonder what was going on and it made it even clearer that there is currently a “struggle between democracy and autocracy.”
The incident that Hilton was referring to took place last week during former President Donald Trump’s rally speech. During the event, his supporters could be seen with their arms in the air and doing what looked like a pointed index-finger salute. Many have since speculated that the salutation represents Trump’s “America First” movement.
Clinton added that Trump and his followers want to make the U.S. a “failed democracy” and she also criticized the former President for his positive remarks about modern autocratic leaders like Russian President Vladimir Putin and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán.