Former Mexican President Vicente Fox, Louis C.K. and Bill Maher have all compared Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler, but Gilbert Gottfried disagreed there’s one major difference between the GOP frontrunner and the German oppressor.
“I think up Trump as Hitler without the cheerfulnes, ” he giggled.
Gottfried, who stopped by HuffPost Live to dish on his podcast, said otherwise the Trump-Hitler comparisons aren’t too off base. He remembered a Trump rally from earlier this month where his supporters caused their hands and devoted to referendum Trump — a see that was called out for being reminiscent of Nazi events. More lately, a Trump supporter was photographed while committing what appeared to be a Nazi salute amid rallies in Chicago.
“I considered recently that he was having the audience take an oath where everyone was invoking their mitt and I pondered, ‘I imagine I’ve seen this before on The History Channel, ” he said.
Gottfried predicted that the derision for political correctness is what has fueled Trump’s rise and allowed for his divisive expression to thrive.
“I imagine nowadays when everyone has get too political correctness, beings kind of like someone who is just saying anything, ” he told host Alex Miranda. “He’ll go out there and say, ‘Let’s drown little, cute puppies! ‘ And they’ll travel, ‘Yeah! Yeah! Let’s drown those damn puppies! ‘ So they like that.”
At firstly, Gottfried expected Trump’s popularity to fizzle out, like the other “wacky” celebrity political campaigns that had come before him. So the jester was surprised when Trump’s ascent didn’t stop:
There’s ever like jesters, sitcom actors[ and] contestants, who announce they’re going to be president and that lasts two weeks and you get a laugh out of it. And I was certain that Trump’s campaign was gonna be one of those guys. And now it’s like some odd movie. It’s like, maybe it started that road, but he could actually become president now.
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