Celebrities Who’ve Compared Donald Trump To Hitler
A handful of celebrities have made comparison between Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Nazi Party leader Adolf Hitler. See below some stars who have likened the two men to each other.
In a statement on his official website, Louis C.K. went on a rant imploring Americans to vote for anybody but Trump. The comedian admitted that the support for the real estate mogul “was funny for a little while,” before adding, “but the guy is Hitler. And by that I mean that we are being Germany in the ’30s. Do you think they saw the s**t coming? Hitler was just some hilarious and refreshing dude with a weird comb over who would say anything at all.”
C.K. further described Trump as “an insane bigot” and “dangerous,” and continued, “American democracy is broken enough that a guy like that could really f*** things up. That’s how Hitler got there. He was voted into power by a fatigued nation and when he got inside, he did all his Hitler things and no one could stop him.”
Spike Lee referenced Trump’s proposal to shut down mosques in the United States, and likened the attempted prohibition of religious freedom to be “like the Nazis,” and “like Hitler.” Lee added, “It’s very scary. I don’t know how he still thinks he can get the Hispanic vote.”
Eva Longoria believes Trump’s speeches and words, specifically his opinions about Mexican immigrants, “create emotional poison.” She added, “Hitler moved a nation with words, just words.” But the actress later denied she was comparing the two men, releasing a statement that read, “I’m NOT saying Donald Trump himself is dangerous, but that WORDS can be dangerous. I was referring to the quote ‘The word is so powerful that one word can change a life or destroy lives of millions.’”
The co-hosts of “The View” discussed the comparisons between Trump and Hitler during a Hot Topics segment on the daytime talk show. Guest anchor Sunny Hostin noted, “There are a group of people that [Trump’s] message is resonating with, and that’s a message of discrimination, bigotry and misogyny,” and further pointed to the businessman’s desire to “build a wall.” Joy Behar then showed side-by-side photos of one of Trump’s political rallies, and one of Hitler’s, both of which featured the politicians’ supporters raising their hands in the air. “The comparisons visually are not good,” Behar said.
And finally, Sarah Silverman dressed up as Hitler on “Conan” to address comparisons to Trump. The comedienne appeared in character on the talk show with a small mustache and dressed in Nazi regalia, and admitted to agreeing with “90 percent of what [Trump] says.” Silverman’s Hitler further offered, “Sometimes I watch [Trump] and I’m like, ‘Is that how people see me?’ He’s starting to make me rethink some of the things I’ve done.”