The unhinged Left compared President George W. Bush to Hitler after the dawn of the Iraq War.
Hollywood trotted out similar talking points months before Donald J. Trump could utter the presidential oath.
Far-left comic Sarah Silverman unofficially played the “Hitler Card” first. Silverman, who ignores the anti-semitism swirling around Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign, dressed as Der Fuhrer during a March 2016 appearance on “Conan.”
“Don’t get me wrong, Conan. I agree with a lot he says — a lot. Like 90 percent of what he says, I’m like, ‘this guy gets it … But I don’t like the way he says it. It’s crass.”
Conan O’Brien’s production team, as well as TBS, had no problem airing such a routine. It’s easy to understand why. O’Brien later dubbed Trump voters Nazis, too.
“Saturday Night Live” built an entire sketch around the notion that Trump’s fans are Nazis and/or KKK members.
Jane Fonda joined the wave during a 2018 presentation.
“If you’ve read anything about the rise of the Third Reich and Adolf Hitler, you will see the parallels,” Fonda said. “Attacking the media is the first step in the move towards fascism. The cornerstone to democracy is an independent, democratic media.”
Whedon also predicted Trump would round up and/or kill gay Americans. To be fair, the president did nominate the first openly gay cabinet member and has said he’d vote for a gay presidential candidate. Trump also promoted legalizing gay relationships across the globe.
On the anti Semitic front, the president reversed decades of U.S. policy by recognizing Jerusalem existing in Israel. He also oversaw the relocation of the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Still, as absurd as these comments were up until recently, they’ve taken on a new level of foolishness of late.
President Trump’s reaction to the current pandemic hasn’t been perfect. Let’s put aside rational criticisms of his performance to keep the focus where it belongs for the moment.
Trump as Hitler.
Has Trump manhandled the media in any way other than criticizing it for comical, biased overreach? Are reporters fearful of being arrested for their coverage? Has Trump put any unprecedented restrictions on the flow of information?
No, no and no.
Instead, he holds daily press conferences on the current pandemic, the most recent one lasting more than two hours. Meanwhile, media outlets are either ignoring these pressers or pretending they’re a substitute for the recent Trump rallies.
Has he forced private businesses to do the government’s bidding? Mostly, no. He did tap the Defense Production Act to spur GM, already switching gears to crank out as many ventilators as possible, to increase its productivity.
For the most part, Trump has repeatedly turned to, and empowered, states to help protect their citizens.
Townhall.com best captured the president’s approach to the crisis:
Bowing to Federalism, President Trump has asked each governor to lead in their particular state’s response to Covid-19. Monday night Florida Governor Ron DeSantis sent a powerful message to New York to remain home and not visit his state. No federal intervention was needed. This also follows a time proven maxim of best practice, that each problem should be resolved at the lowest level possible. In other words, every problem should be solved, if possible, by the people closest to the problem.
- Sen. Bernie Sanders wants to weaponize the crisis to deploy a socialized health care overhaul. And the host of “Late Night with Seth Meyers” gleefully cheered him on.
- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is threatening to “permanently” close synagogues and churches in the Big Apple that don’t abide by the current lockdown rules.
- Va. Governor Ralph Northam shut down his state through June 10.
- Democrats attempted to stuff a critical stimulus bill with a bevy of their pet causes -- diversity measures and more items that have nothing to do with the current crisis.
The entire [Insert Republican Leader] is Hitler canard isn’t new. It even included President Ronald Reagan, who apparently was Hitler-like according to Democratic Rep. William Clay of Missouri.
Still, the current Hollywood version is just as despicable, but far more widespread and lacking any appropriate outrage from mainstream media.
President Trump’s behavior during the current crisis reminds us, again, how little moral weight far-left celebrities hold.