Dinesh D'Souza (Getty/Alberto E. Rodriguez)

Dinesh D'Souza defends Donald Trump: Not as bad as Hitler!

A very bad weekend for a conservative laughingstock ends with a very bad analogy


Jeremy Binckes
August 14, 2017 4:01PM (UTC)

Dinesh D'Souza — discredited academic and felonious crybaby — has been spending the weekend trying desperately to convince himself and conservatives that white supremacists are actually, secretly, Democrats.

On Monday, D'Souza appeared on Fox News, and drew an unfortunate analogy between Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler.

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"Trump has never said — not even implied — that he wants to see legal immigration be more white," D'Souza said on Monday's "Fox and Friends." On the other side of the aisle, if you think of Hitler — Hitler wasn't even talking about immigrants. The Jews in Germany were German citizens. And so, for Hitler, the distinction was inside of Germany, between what he considered to be the superior Nordics and the inferior Jews, and so there's simply no valid analogy here between Trump and Hitler on this racial point at all." D'Souza went on to claim that ethnic nationalism was "a left-wing idea," ignoring that race was a big deal in America long before the current partisan division between Democrats and Republicans even existed.

D'Souza butchering history isn't exactly new. But hours before neo-Nazis rallied around a Confederate monument and began a violent attack on protesters, the author of a book that claimed liberals were actually responsible for the Nazis tried to whitewash a Confederate general whose family owned slaves.

One could perhaps subscribe to the theory that D'Souza is playing the long game. That, for instance, his ludicrous ideas are merely covering up for the fact that he embarrassed himself on Twitter when, while trying to make his pile of books at Costco look larger than it really was, he placed his books on top of other people's books.


Jeremy Binckes

Jeremy Binckes is the senior news editor at Salon.com.

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