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Trump is a danger to us all.

Updated on September 22, 2015

Trump is generating divisiveness. His hate and fear-mongering is reminiscent of Hitler whose speeches he possessed and whose likeness was used in Trump’s Twitter account.

Trump lost the second debate, but still leads in the polls.

I am no fan of Scott Walker, but he was right when he urged other GOP presidential candidates to unite against Trump.

Trump and Hitler


The article “Media ethics writer compares Trump to Hitler” states that media ethicist Kelly McBride and medical ethicist Art Caplan wrote “But Trump’s racist rhetoric should be viewed in the repugnant tradition of Hitler. When you call all Mexicans rapists, criminals, losers, and the source of disease (that last claim was an old Nazi favorite), when you disparage Mexican-Americans at every turn as the cause of all the country’s woes, and when you have the money to get you message out, journalists should take you seriously…

Such speech is a classic ploy to sow divisiveness and generate fear. That his message finds a home at all should be alarming. It’s one thing to argue about immigration policies. It’s a completely different thing to condemn an entire ethnic group. (Imagine if Trump were saying these things about Jews?”

They noted that “News organizations should not consign Trump to the entertainment section.”

Other GOP politicians are mimicking Trump’s stances and that our media and our red staters cheer him is an indictment of our society.



The article “Donald Trump's ex-wife once said Trump kept a book of Hitler's speeches by his bed”states “According to a 1990 Vanity Fair interview, Ivana Trump once told her lawyer Michael Kennedy that her husband, real-estate mogul Donald Trump, now a leading Republican presidential candidate, kept a book of Hitler's speeches near his bed.”

Regarding Hitler Trump learned that, as the article states, “Hitler was one of history's most prolific orators, building a genocidal Nazi regime with speeches that bewitched audiences.

"He learned how to become a charismatic speaker, and people, for whatever reason, became enamored with him," Professor Bruce Loebs, who has taught a class called the Rhetoric of Hitler and Churchill for the past 46 years at Idaho State University.”


The article “Donald Trump tweets photo of Nazi uniforms”states “Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's official Twitter account posted a photo Tuesday that appears to show men in German World War II uniforms beneath an American flag instead of American troops.

The image, showing Trump's face and an American flag, as well as an image of marching soldiers, says "We need real leadership. We need results. Let's put the U.S. back into business!"”


Trump’s divisiveness leads the polls.

The article “Carly Fiorina Won GOP Debate, but Trump Still Leads: NBC Online Survey” states “More than a third of Republican voters say that Carly Fiorina performed best in the Wednesday night debate on CNN….Debates alone rarely move poll numbers in big ways, and Trump continues to lead the crowded field with 29 percent of Republican and independent voters who lean Republican saying they would cast their vote for him.”


Scott Walker and other GOP strategists realize Trump is bad for the country and their partisan concerns.

The article “Scott Walker Drops Out Of 2016 Race, Urges Republican Voters To Unite Against Trump” states “Walker then called on his former opponents in the race for the GOP nomination to consider bowing out as well in order to mount a unified opposition to Donald Trump, who continues to dominate in national polls.”

The article contains this Walker quote “I encourage other Republican presidential candidates to do the same, so the voters can focus on a limited number of candidates who can offer a positive conservative alternative to the current frontrunner,” he said. “This is fundamentally important to the future of the party and more importantly, to the future of our country.”


Another GOP strategist agrees with Walker as the article “The wreckage of the summer of Trump” details. The article states “Trump’s defeat is now a matter of Republican survival. The candidate himself, as the debate demonstrated once again, is small, petulant and out of his depth on policy. And Trumpism apparently regards the speaking of Spanish as un-American, contemplates one of the largest forced migrations in human history and spreads destructive, unscientific nonsense about childhood vaccines. The summer of Trump has been a season of toxicity, ugliness and racially charged resentment.

But the GOP’s survival does not guarantee success. Trump has deepened the electoral problems of 2012 in nearly every respect. And Republicans now require not just a serious, policy-oriented reformer, but someone with the exceptional political skills to remove Trump’s new layer of political damage. Any successful GOP candidate will need to be the anti-Trump, rejecting the language and philosophy of Trumpism as offensive and fundamentally at odds with the ideals of the party they represent.”

Trump is a danger to us all.

The article “What's behind Republican voters' support of Trump? Anger at Republicans”states “Trump has trimmed some of his positions and reversed others — he now opposes legal abortion, for instance — as he seeks the GOP nomination, a process he likens to Ronald Reagan's evolution from New Deal Democrat to conservative icon (a comparison that glosses over the length and depth of Reagan's conversion).

But Trump's appeal is not so much about issues as attitude.

The reason for his success is simple, observers say: Trump is giving unsparing voice to the contempt many conservatives feel toward the political leadership in Washington, Democrat and Republican alike. The scorn runs so deep, it overrides whatever differences voters may have with Trump over his garish lifestyle, his patchwork philosophy or past stances on particular issues.”

Trump is a propagandist. Trump doesn’t possess a consistent political philosophy. Trump has read how Hitler appealed to the base instincts of his followers, and that is why he is leading in the polls, not his plans to better their lives. Trump is only concerned about himself; consequentially he is a danger to us all.

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      vizitor 20 months ago

      After super Tuesday 2016 win results for Mr Trump & Ms Clinton in spite of the long, well researched (if slightly mis-timed) John Oliver take down media attack on Don Trump - everyone now know that Trump is a prime contender for President. Trump backers include "Real American" middle and upper middle class members that work and pay taxes.

      I DONT see a correlation with Hitler at all. I DO see someone openly speaking his mind even when politically inadvisable. He is even honest and practical about discrimination. Blow-hart or not working class america is SICK of corrupt career, sellout politicians. IF trump can stay in the race and not fall to the illegal pressures of the real ruling class that stopped Perot, then america may have a choice for the first time in many decades to get a president that MIGHT be for the people. All others - republican & democrat- have been controlled by the real ruling class and simply playing a role... Some saw JFK as becoming too aligned with the people and look what happened to him in Dallas.

      Point being Americans usually have no choice or chance for change other than that directed by the elite. Does anyone really think ACA or Obamacare was really Obama's brain child? It has only served to further enslave the working class as planned. Result- insurance companies have never been happier or richer.

      Trump is not perfect but might be a chance for real change to actually make america great again versus the disgrace it is today. Other than sports, we have no real heroes for the kids to follow. Nothing but corrupt , negative feedback about our government for years now. Face it, the Only real loyalty seen nowadays is to special interest groups, pro sports and gangs.

      I suggest we see if Trump can make it to the finals and give him a try. The Clintons are fully compromised and crooked to the core. We all know that. Cruz is ok but is just another politician and probably cant beat Hillary so lets try something new..

      I heard Trump went republican vs independent to avoid what happened to Perot, which was a practical move. Lets see if Mr Trump is tough enough to be the final republican candidate and give him a try.

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      bradmasterOCcal 2 years ago from Orange County California

      fpherj48

      Why are you making it personal, are you that insecure?

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      Paula 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Orange County...Since my first day here, 4+ yrs ago, when I read the work of a fellow author, I also read every single comment, regardless of the length of the thread. I have an interest in what everyone has to say, as well as getting to know the wonderful people who make up this talented community. Yes, I even like to be aware of who the a$$holes are and we surely have our share.

      Although I am retired several years from my career, I continued working by choice, as a proof reader for a major Corp. Thus, my fine-toothed comb reading and keen radar. As human beings will, I miss things now and then, but RARELY. Now, although you did not ask, you know a tiny bit about me.

      What is blatantly obvious about you, Sir Brad, is that for some strange personal reason, you believe Hubpages, our common writer's site, is one huge stage for constant debate, argument, CRITICISM * your own platform to CRITIQUE the work of others. FYI, this is rude, unwarranted and certainly arbitrary. I have to wonder who died and left you in charge of all hubs? None of us were informed.

      I can only hope you are a much nicer, more accepting and less obtrusive individual offline. (Unless of course you enjoy solitude & loneliness. To each his own)

      Oh yeah.....your final sentence? You should not have pluralized "article." No problem. I do a lot of work for many of our fellow writers, by request.

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      bradmasterOCcal 2 years ago from Orange County California

      Bob Paul Connors

      Your article is not valid, as the basis of your comparison could also apply to Barack Obama. When you compare Trump to Hitler, you are calling him the head Nazi.

      As far as I know, Trump hasn't killed any Jews in NYC, and he didn't invade NJ, or Conn.

      What politician isn't a propagandist?

      All the politicians tell the people what they want to hear. In fact, both parties have sophisticated computer programs that can take the local issues and feed to those issues, even when it is clearly opposite from the local issues of another place.

      So clearly, your articles doesn't speak for itself.

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      Bob Connors 2 years ago from Burtonsville Maryland

      My article speaks for itself. The comparison I made is valid.

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      bradmasterOCcal 2 years ago from Orange County California

      fpherj48

      Thanks, I did mean HAS, and that also means you read my comments. You have joined a very select few that reads my comments.

      OK, this place is a ghost town, time for me to move on.

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      Paula 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      I see no similarities of Donald Trump to anyone, past or present but Donald Trump. He is most assuredly "one of a kind," be this a positive or negative fact to American voters.

      We have an entire year ahead of us to follow, listen and watch all candidates, if we even choose to remain informed and involved. Is it necessary to state how very much can happen in this time?

      There are NUMEROUS reasons "why hubs have few, if any comments" .....and it's clear you meant to say, "even the author HAS abandoned his own hub." In any case, perhaps this man is an extremely busy person. Assumptions are fairly futile.

      Millionaires, billionaires....yes, this speaks of a person's wealth. What ever else it may tell us, comes down to our interest & investigation as to how they got there. Only a fool thinks this doesn't matter.

      Hitler?! Hitler was a glaring madman. Dead and gone now for a very long time. What the hell is the point here?

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      bradmasterOCcal 2 years ago from Orange County California

      Former Republican

      I don't see the comparison.

      That is probably why there hasn't been comments, and even the author hasn't abandon his own hub.

      BTW, Trumps is a billionaire, not millionaire.

      Most of congress, are millionaires.

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      Former Republican 2 years ago

      Until I read this article I thought I was the only one who saw the similarities between Trump and Hitler. It's scary. And we have a nation of stupid sheep that will vote for him, due to his propaganda appealing to their basest instincts without realizing that it's against their own best interests, unless they are also multi-millionaires.

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      bradmasterOCcal 2 years ago from Orange County California

      Really with the dismal results of both the democrats and the republicans over the last one hundred years that culminated in the current continued decline of the US, you can't be serious that Trump can do any more damage than the rest of the candidates of both parties.

      What specifics do you cite?