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Trump Jr.: Democratic Platform 'Awfully Similar' to Nazi Party

He says people have been misled by leftist academics
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 3, 2018 5:08 AM CDT
Donald Trump Jr. appears in court for a hearing in his divorce case in New York on July 26, 2018.   (Alec Tabak/The Daily News via AP, Pool)
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(Newser) – Donald Trump Jr. is taking flak for comparing the platform of the Democratic Party to that of the Nazis in the 1930s—and he wonders what all the fuss is about. It started with an interview Thursday, in which the president's son told the One America News Network that leftist academics had distorted history, CNN reports. "I've been out hearing the left talking about all these things, fascism, Nazism on the right," he said. "And when you look at the actual history of how these things evolved, and when you actually look at that platform versus the platform of the modern left, you say wait a minute, those two are really heavily aligned and, frankly, contrary to the right."

"You see the Nazi platform in the early 1930s and what was actually put out there, and you look at it compared to, like, the DNC platform of today, and you're saying, 'Man, those things are awfully similar,’ to the point where it's actually scary," said Trump. He was speaking at the premiere of conservative commentator Dinesh D'Souza's new movie Death of a Nation, which looks at ties between the Democrats and the Nazis and compares Trump to Lincoln, Politico reports. After his remarks were condemned, Trump tweeted: "So the left spends the last 3 years falsely calling my entire family NAZI's, but the second I point out the similarities between the economic platform of the National Socialists and the Democrat Party, they scream bloody murder." (Read more Donald Trump Jr. stories.)

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