I Don’t Think that Means What he Thinks it Means
Trump on peaceful transfers (and Hitler).
Via Politico: Trump vows a peaceful transfer of power if reelected.
“Of course,” Trump responded to Hewitt when asked if he would hand over power peacefully if reelected. “And I did that this time. And I’ll tell you what. The election was rigged, and we have plenty of evidence of it. But I did it anyway.”
You know, apart from leading an insurrection, it was peaceful.
Not to mention that it is oh so very charitable of him to concede that he would leave peacefully at the end of his constitutionally mandated two-term limit when he would be 82 years of age.
I do believe him here:
But Trump maintained Friday that he’s not a student of Hitler, and he’s never read “Mein Kampf,” the manifesto written by Hitler.
There is little evidence that Trump reads, and therefore I can fully accept the has not read Mein Kampf, it isn’t exactly the most readable of books. Do I think that he has been influenced by ideas that resonate with the contents of Mein Kampf? That much is clearly true based on his own words multiple times over the years, especially of late.
Note that one need not be a “student of Hitler” to be a fascist or to spout eliminationist rhetoric.
Also, here is some pretzel logic:
“First of all, I know nothing about Hitler,” Trump said Friday. “I’m not a student of Hitler. I never read his works. They say that he said something about blood. He didn’t say it the way I said it, either, by the way, It’s a very different kind of a statement.”
Query: if he knows nothing (cue Sergeant Schultz) about Hitler, how can he know that his statement is so very different than Hitler’s?