Conservative talk radio host Glenn Beck compared Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler during an interview yesterday with George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week.”
As Beck spoke of the “anger and nationalism” that Trump is stirring up, he showed off a piece of propaganda from Nazi Germany, leading George Stephanopoulos to ask him if he’s saying Trump is Hitler. Beck argued that Trump is “playing to the lowest common denominator and to the anger in us,” and implored people to “look at Adolf Hitler in 1929.”
He described Hitler back then as a “funny character that said the things that people were thinking” before things got serious.
He called Trump a “dangerous man,” and even told Republicans who are saying a vote against Trump is a vote for Hillary Clinton to “stop playing those games.” Beck said if presented with a choice between the lesser of two evils, “I’m not going to vote for evil.”
Beck said the GOP is “stirring things up because they are more afraid of Ted Cruz than they are of Donald Trump.”
“The GOP has one last chance to listen to the people. And the people that, and I understand it, they’re very, very angry because the GOP did not listen the first time around. They didn’t listen to the Ron Paul people who are way ahead of the curve. Then the Tea Party people and they rubbed our nose in it. And they are tired. And they have created Donald Trump.
“The people are speaking clearly. And there’s two ways to go: anger and nationalism, which has been done before in history,” Beck said. “And you can go for nationalism, you can go for anger–” has been done before in history.”