On CNN’s Newsroom, Carol Costello in back-to-back days hosted guests who compared Donald Trump to dictators.
COSTELLO: But Hitler? I mean, some people say that you’ve compared Mr. Trump to Hitler and that just sounds kind of hysterical and over-the-top.
Advertisement – story continues below
JAN CHAMBERLAIN: Well, I don’t feel hysterical, I feel quite calm. And as I observe from my personal opinion and have received thousands and thousands of posts and emails of support, the concern that people have is they love the choir and they feel they are giving an endorsement without meaning to. That they support very vile practices and positions that goes against their conscience.
STEVE COHEN: The scary thing is about [Trump’s] position with Russia, the last two people I remember in this Western Hemisphere that were so close to Russia were Armand Hammer, who loved oil and money, and Fidel Castro, who loved to talk for long periods of time, hated disloyalty and dissent and eliminated it, and was very much an egocentric individual.
COSTELLO: You’re comparing Donald Trump to Fidel Castro?
Advertisement - story continues below
COHEN: Personality traits, indeed. You watch the Netflix program on Cuba Libre, Castro needed to be the center of attention at all times. He executed certain of his comrades for trumped-up charges because he wanted total control and wanted to put that fear into people. He was very close to his family. And he had a multitude in his family. Didn’t trust others.
On CNBC, they compared Trump to North Korea’s Kim Jong Un because he “tweets like a madman.”
JOE KERNEN: You got a crazy man over in North Korea with ICBMs, now you got a crazy man just tweeting whatever comes to mind without any due diligence with advisers …
KELLYANNE CONWAY: I don’t think we want to compare North Korea’s leader to our president and he’s not a crazy man, he’s the president of the United States. There are plenty of people involved in his communication messaging. But in terms of delivery, he cuts through and goes right over the media and that’s why the media don’t like it because he communicates directly to the American people the way he did during the campaign. He’d go to these rallies to cut through the noise and the silence. People laughed at us and ignored us and it ended up as a very effective tool.
What do you think? Scroll down to comment below.