Never-Trumper Bruce Bartlett: Trump worse than Hitler; ‘Hitler served honorably in the military, Trump didn’t’

On Tuesday, Bruce Bartlett, a Trump-hating author who held senior policy positions under Reagan and Bush 41, glorified a genocidal dictator in a tweet which was apparently designed to show the ways in which President Trump is actually worse than Adolf Hitler.

“Key differences between Donald Trump and Adolph Hitler–Hitler served honorably in the military, Trump didn’t; Hitler was faithful to his wife, Trump cheated on all his wives; Hitler wrote a book, Trump’s were all ghostwritten,” he tweeted.

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He then doubled down: “Anyone who really thinks a comparison between Trump and Hitler is absurd should watch ‘Triumph of the Will’ and then watch one of Trump’s MAGA rallies. His rallies are easy to find. Fox runs them uncut.”

That’s right, if you’ve ever been to a Trump rally, you’re just like a Nazi, according to Bartlett.

Here’s a little fact check — Yes, Hitler served in the German Army, and he’s the author of a book — Mein Kampf, a rambling, poorly-worded anti-Semitic screed.  And yes, he was married for a very brief time, before joining her in death.

How any of that makes him better than Trump is debatable.

Naturally, Bartlett’s tweet didn’t sit too well with many.

Yes, it is.

Pretty much…  It’s called Godwin’s law, which Trump-haters have dismissed since November 2016.

Even some who normally don’t support Trump thought Bartlett over the line:

One person noted:

Newsbusters noted:

A quick check of NewsBusters, Nexis, and Snapstream records found that Bartlett has appeared as a treasured guest to trash Republicans on MSNBC shows hosted by Chris Hayes, Rachel Maddow, Lawrence O’Donnell, the late Ed Schultz, and Ali Velshi.

As for CNN, Bartlett has been welcomed with gushing praise by CNN Newsroom’s Ana Cabrera, New Day (when co-hosted by Chris Cuomo and Alisyn Camerota), Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter, and Fareed Zakaria’s eponymous Sunday program.

Considering if this were, say, a person who became a semi-familiar face on the Fox News Channel, both liberal cable networks would rightfully be up in arms about how someone with such extreme rhetoric could have ever been invited on as a guest (even if it’s come well after his appearances). And one can’t forget the CNN Media Team, whom it’s safe to say would be banging down the doors of every host who had him on, and their advertisers.

This, by the way, is the so-called “resistance” against Trump.  And it’s so filled with hate that it now seems to embrace and glorify the most evil man in modern history — a man responsible for the murder of millions, including some six million Jews.

Let that sink in.

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