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Donald Trump Jr. Compares Democratic Platform to ‘The Nazi Platform From the Early 1930s’

Donald Trump Jr. Compares Democratic Platform to ‘The Nazi Platform From the Early 1930s’

Speaking to One America News Network at the Washington, D.C. premiere of Death of a Nation: Plantation Politics and the Making of the Democratic Party, based on far-right filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza’s book of the same name, Donald Trump Jr. claimed that the film’s strength stems from its commitment to correcting false narratives from left-wing opponents. In fact, he told OAN, much of these false narratives can be found in the platform of the Democratic National Committee, which he compared to the platform the Nazi Party espoused at the height of its power.

When you look at the movie, you’ll see that there is a very distinct and clear difference between what actually happened and what is being sold to our youth today,” he said. “You see the Nazi platform from the early 1930s . . . and you look at it, compared to the DNC platform of today, you’re saying, ‘Man, those things are awfully similar’ to a point where it’s actually scary. It’s the exact opposite of what you’ve been told.”

Trump Jr.’s comments were highlighted by the Washington Post‘s David Fahrenthold, who shared the story to his Twitter feed.

His comments were then savaged by historian Kevin M. Kruse, the noted author of  White Flight: Atlanta and the Making of Modern Conservatism. Kruse proceeded to quote sections from “The 25 Points,” the Nazi Party’s platform.

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The irony appears to be lost on Trump Jr., who defended his father, President Donald Trump, even after the elder Trump declined to condemn the violence which erupted in August 2017 during the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

“I will tell you something. I watched those very closely, much more closely than you people watched it, and you have- You had a group on one side that was bad and you had a group on the other side that was also very violent,” the president said during a news conference at Trump Tower several days after the rally, which took place after the Justice Department had opened a civil rights investigation into the death of Heather Heyer, the woman who was killed after she was struck by a car driven by James Alex Fields.  Fields had traveled to Charlottesville to protest alongside fellow white nationalists.

“And nobody wants to say that, but I’ll say it right now,” the president added. “You had a group, you had a group on the other side that came charging in without a permit and they were very, very violent.”

“He condemned … the white nationalists and the left-wingers,” Trump Jr. said during the annual fundraising gala for Faulkner University, a private Christian university in Alabama, in October 2017. “That should not have been controversial, but it was.”

Trump Jr. blamed an “atmosphere of hatred” on the left for the reaction to his father’s comments. Activists have already planned a counterprotest for a second “Unite the Right” rally, which is scheduled to take place in Washington, D.C. on August 12.

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