When most of social media is buzzing about the nuclear war with North Korea that could break out at any minute (and that North Korea has been threatening continuously for decades), it’s tempting to lapse into nostalgia and long for a simpler time when comparisons of Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler kept the media occupied.
The Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect, which has raised its profile since Trump’s election by demanding Sean Spicer be fired “for engaging in Holocaust denial” and asserting that saying “All Lives Matter” is like telling African-Americans to drop dead, was at it again Monday, tweeting a list seemingly comparing Trump to Hitler. No one tell them that President Obama created his own media called “West Wing Week,” OK?
Alarming parallels of history escalate. pic.twitter.com/5P708XVa5h
— Anne Frank Center (@AnneFrankCenter) August 8, 2017
Newsweek was convinced those alarming parallels deserved coverage, especially coming from such a renowned source as the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect.
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) August 9, 2017
Newsweek did add some value to the tweet by including a statement from executive director Steven Goldstein pointing out that the tweet didn’t “directly compare Trump and Hitler” but rather pointed out parallels between the Trump administration and Germany in the 1930s.
Goldstein also said equating Trump and Hitler “would trivialize the Holocaust” — although Trump apparently had chosen a Holocaust denier to serve as his press secretary.
Oh give it a F’ing rest
— @Bruns1982 (@SteveBruns1982) August 9, 2017
Didn’t the “LITERALLY HITLER” narrative die in May. Gotta fall back on the liberal oldies since Russia aint panning out. https://t.co/B9f5je2nBn
— Rick Deckard (@Jumbled_Senses) August 9, 2017
Yeah those arm bands everyone is wearing is really creepy. Omg you people are weird!! #liberalism is a mental disorder
— #MAGA (@Elohim_Gadol) August 9, 2017
I think we can all agree that Google’s hostility to free speech and Antifa’s violence prove that point.
— Rep. Steven Smith (@RepStevenSmith) August 9, 2017
Newsweek, you are wallowing among the Tabloids.
— Rev. Wayne Ouellette (@RevWayneOASM) August 9, 2017
Oh, fuck off.
— Enraged Corrupt Liar (@KuntEnraged) August 9, 2017
Don’t you want to hear their love letter to the Statue of Liberty on behalf of all Americans?
— Anne Frank Center (@AnneFrankCenter) August 2, 2017
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‘You have any Jews over there?’ Anne Frank Center gets ‘DAYENU!’ wrong while criticizing Sean Spicer https://t.co/bFNt7fb5NQ
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 12, 2017