Obama thinks another Holocaust could be right around the corner and is urging voters to stay vigilant. No wonder we are seeing extremist groups like ANTIFA crop up. He did not go as far as to call Trump a Nazi, but he obviously feels Trump is a threat to America. The scare tactic of invoking the Nazis is not new. It’s meant to justify extremism by saying, “Better do something now to defend against the Nazis before it’s too late!”
Free Beacon reports on the event:
Crain’s Chicago Business reporter Greg Hinz attended the event at the Economic Club of Chicago where Obama was quizzed by Ariel Investments President Mellody Hobson about his beliefs on a variety of subjects.
Obama said the United States had survived tough times before and could do so again, mentioning the age of McCarthyism and the attempted impeachment of former President Richard Nixon as examples.
The two-term Democrat expressed the importance of a free press and urged the country not to “grow complacent,” saying “we have to tend to this garden of democracy or else things could fall apart quickly.”
Hinz writes Obama then brought up the specter of Adolf Hitler, who came to power in Democratic Germany amid the financial crisis of the 1930’s.
“Sixty million people died…” he reports Obama said. “So, you’ve got to pay attention. And vote.”
On Twitter, Hinz called the comments “remarkable” and framed them as a rebuke of current president Donald Trump.
This kind of talk is just going to give groups like ANTIFA an excuse to “take extreme measures.” Do you agree with Obama that this country is going the way of the Nazis?