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November 19, 2015

Trump comments draw parallels to Nazi Germany

Yet again, the reality-show performer turned candidate baffles civilized people with his words

Have you heard about the latest disgraceful comment to come out of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s mouth? I know, I know, so many to choose from.

However, this one really upped the ante from real-talkin’ “outsider” to borderline Nazi enthusiast.

Buried way too deep in a Yahoo! Politics story sits this gem in response to questions about whether “his push for increased surveillance of American Muslims” could include warrantless searches, databases and special ID cards.

“Certain things will be done that we never thought would happen in this country in terms of information and learning about the enemy. And so we’re going to have to do certain things that were frankly unthinkable a year ago," he is quoted as saying. "We’re going to have to look at a lot of things very closely. We’re going to have to look at the mosques. We’re going to have to look very, very carefully.”

If you’re thinking, 'Hey, that kinda sounds like what Jews faced in Germany during the late 1930s and 1940s,' you are not alone!

In the time since Trump’s words went public, he (or someone who has a good grasp of his ego-fueled mind) has tweeted about building a wall on the border, a review of one of his golf courses, friendly poll numbers and healthcare premiums while directing his orange shirt faithful to a hit piece on Sen. Marco Rubio.

Now, I’m not saying his incendiary, dangerous words should elicit revulsion in anybody who honors the basic tenet of humanity that states an entire race or faith of people shouldn't be held to task for the actions of a few.

I’m just asking questions. 

Like, for example, how uncomfortable do you feel while wondering whether Trump carefully considered his words in an attempt to appeal to and/or inflame a very dangerous sect of his fan club?

I'll just answer for myself: Very.