During an hour-long interview with Spanish newspaper El Pais, Pope Francis gave his unneeded opinion on Donald Trump, comparing him to Hitler. That argument has been made so much over the course of this election that it doesn’t even mean anything anymore.
“Of course crises provoke fears and worries,” he said but added that for him “the example of populism in the European sense of the word is Germany in 1933.
“Germany… was looking for a leader, someone who would give her back her identity and there was a little man named Adolf Hitler who said ‘I can do it’.”
“Hitler did not steal power,” the pope said. “He was elected by his people and then he destroyed his people.”
The Germans at that time also wanted to protect themselves with “walls and barbed wire so that others cannot take away their identity,” he said.
This has become a habit for not just Americans it would seem. “We disagree with somebody! Let’s compare them to Hitler!” Ironically, the things Hitler did (not to be condoned) aren’t even close to how cruel Islamic Extremists are. So perhaps it’s time people began taking that into consideration.