This is hardly even a news story. I don’t think even the most far left communist could claim that Adolf Hitler didn’t “do a lot of good things.” At the very least, it would have to be admitted that he pulled Germany out of a depression long before the war ever began, long before the skin lampshade and human soap factories were ever opened.
But of course, it is news – because even in his current diminished state, Donald Trump is still Literally Orange Hitler.
On a visit to Europe to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the first world war, Donald Trump insisted to his then chief of staff, John Kelly: “Well, Hitler did a lot of good things.”
The remark from the former US president on the 2018 trip, which reportedly “stunned” Kelly, a retired US Marine Corps general, is reported in a new book by Michael Bender of the Wall Street Journal.
Frankly, We Did Win This Election has been widely trailed ahead of publication next week. The Guardian obtained a copy.
Bender reports that Trump made the remark during an impromptu history lesson in which Kelly “reminded the president which countries were on which side during the conflict” and “connected the dots from the first world war to the second world war and all of Hitler’s atrocities”.
Bender is one of a number of authors to have interviewed Trump since he was ejected from power.
He reports that Trump denied making the remark about Hitler.
But Bender says unnamed sources reported that Kelly “told the president that he was wrong, but Trump was undeterred”, emphasizing German economic recovery under Hitler during the 1930s.
“Kelly pushed back again,” Bender writes, “and argued that the German people would have been better off poor than subjected to the Nazi genocide.”
Bender adds that Kelly told Trump that even if his claim about the German economy under the Nazis after 1933 were true, “you cannot ever say anything supportive of Adolf Hitler. You just can’t.”
But what difference does it even make?
These people were shilling this same stuff in 2017.
"His fight" a play title of Hilter's book 'mein kampf' – German magazine Stern features Trump. pic.twitter.com/QivSEcyAvu
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It all just amounts to “bad bad bad bad, AGGGGHHHHAHHHH!!!!!!111”
The media and all of these people that follow it – people who simply use the media to narrate their own thoughts – cannot do without Donald Trump.
This is a childlike good vs. evil narrative they’ve built, and by their own metrics, the “good” now has total control of everything and is using that power to torture and destroy evil.
So then: explain the personal unhappiness?
It has to somehow be Donald Trump’s fault.
Unless it is the fault of the Russians…?