Bill Maher Points Out How Frighteningly Similar Donald Trump Sounds To Hitler

This is scary.

03/05/2016 02:53 pm ET
  • Sam Levine Associate Politics Editor, The Huffington Post

After learning that Donald Trump apparently kept a volume of Adolf Hitler's speeches at his bedside, Bill Maher made a scary comparison between the GOP front-runner at the German dictator on "Real Time with Bill Maher" on Friday.

Maher aired a clip of Hitler speaking with Trump-sounding quotes as subtitles.

"Thank you, thank you. We're going to make Germany great again, that I can tell you, believe me," the subtitles read in the mock translation. "Germany doesn't win anymore. England, France America -- they're laughing at us." 

Maher's clip pointed out the way that Trump has employed racist and xenophobic rhetoric as he appeals to the worst fears of Americans to build support for his presidential bid. That kind of rhetoric has earned Trump support from extremist white supremacist groups

Editor's note: Donald Trump is a serial liarrampant xenophoberacistmisogynist,birther and bully who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims -- 1.6 billion members of an entire religion -- from entering the U.S. 

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