Would Donald Trump supporters also support Adolf Hitler if he were alive today? One Facebook group decided to find out by creating a fake pamphlet full of quotes by Hitler but attributing them to GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s to get his supporters’ reactions. The video of Trump supporters embracing Hitler quotes is going viral, and here is what people said in response to the quotes and to finding out they had actually agreed with the notorious Nazi leader.
SoFlo, listed on their Facebook page as an “entertainment group,” hit the streets with a video camera to ask Donald Trump supporters what they thought of the fabricated brochure, starting with the Hitler quote “Anyone who sees and paints a sky green and fields blue ought to be sterilized.” The first man featured in the video proudly displayed his Donald Trump tie, proclaiming his support for the GOP candidate.
“Well, there’s a lot of people who should be sterilized, according to Donald Trump, so sure.”
Hitler instituted forced sterilization for many groups, but one of the most horrific cases included the sterilization of children determined to be of African descent, according to Holocaust Forgotten. Local authorities created lists of children who were then taken without parental permission and immediately sterilized.
In the video, a different pair of Trump supporters were then asked about the following Hitler quote “How fortunate for government that the people they administer don’t think.” The woman asked to have the quote repeated before talking about how rich and powerful Trump is right now without really addressing the quote itself. The man, however, addressed it directly, although some may argue he supported the point in a way not intended.
“You look at the Democratic Party and they prove that. That’s why I’m voting for Trump,” he told the video interviewer.
The same Trump supporter also gave his thoughts on the Hitler quote, saying, “The more economic difficulties increase, the more immigration will be seen as a burden.”
“Yeah, I mean as soon as our economic system starts improving, we don’t have to worry about the immigrants anymore. They’ll go away.”
SoFlo then asked about a Hitler quote that liars make great magicians, but even a quote essentially saying that lying was a good thing didn’t sway the Trump supporters, although the woman did hesitate before spinning this quote into a positive for Trump.
“Wow. Well, uh, I think that he’s going to lie in any way probably to, like, support the country, to keep the country going. They’ll be good lies, you know.”
After confirming with the woman that she agreed with all of the quotes, SoFlo revealed that it was a fake Donald Trump pamphlet and all the quotes were actually from Adolph Hitler. While she leafed through the pamphlet in shock that it was fabricated, the man who commented on immigration wasn’t even convinced SoFlo was telling the truth about the quotes being from Hitler, accusing the video host of lying to him. After being assured they were really Hitler quotes, he was asked if he still supported Trump. After staring for a moment, dumbfounded, the man quickly repeated his support for Trump, then added, “But I don’t support Hitler.” When pushed again on whether he supported the quotes themselves, he still didn’t back down.
“If Donald Trump said them I’d support them.”
Donald Trump has drawn harsh criticism for his failure to immediately disavow the KKK and former grand wizard David Duke last Sunday on CNN, claiming at first he didn’t know who David Duke was and didn’t know enough about white supremacist groups till he did more research. After being called out for his past comments indicating he knew exactly who Duke is, Trump blamed his failure on a faulty earpiece, claiming that he didn’t really hear what was said even though he repeated back David Duke’s name in the CNN interview.
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