Democrat Rep. James Clyburn said on CNN on Sunday that Trump doesn’t plan to allow an election at all, but that he will instead seize power and keep it because he is Mussolini.
In a PBS interview on Friday, Clyburn said that Trump won’t give up power, and that “He’s not planning to give up the office. He thinks that the American people will be duped by him, like the people of Germany was duped by Adolf Hitler.”
CNN’s Dana Bash asked him, with virtually no skepticism, “do you really think Donald Trump is comparable to Adolf Hitler?”
“What I said started about two and a half, maybe three years ago, after one of his State of the Unions. But I feel very strongly that this man has taken on a strong-arm tactics, and I feel very strongly that he is Mussolini, Putin is Hitler. I said that back then and I believe that,” said Clyburn.
“I believe very strongly that this guy never had any idea about being, want to peacefully transfer power. I don’t think he plans to leave the White House. He doesn’t plan to have fair and unfettered elections,” Clyburn continued. “I believe that he plans to install himself in some kind of emergency way to continue hold onto office and that’s why the American people had better wake up.”
“I know a little bit about history,” he lied. “And I know how countries find their demise.”
Bash let him go on for a while about how and why Trump is Mussolini before she asked him an unrelated question about who Biden will pick for a running mate. She let it go without any follow-up or challenge, even after he made the claim that he knows history.
When Rush Limbaugh in 2016 floated the idea that Obama might not leave office the media went INSANE about it, saying he was sowing fear and discontent, or encouraging riots, accusing him of baseless reckless you name it-ism.
But when James Clyburn says he’s POSITIVE that Trump won’t even HAVE an election because he’s Hitler and Mussolini all rolled into one, CNN’s Dana Bash goes “oh neato. Anyhoo, about the Veepstakes…”
I mean why even DISCUSS THE VEEPSTAKES AT THAT POINT IF THERE WON’T BE AN ELECTION. DID YOU EVEN ASK THAT BASH?
Will Jake Tapper or the Fat Dumb and Bald Guy at CNN say anything about Bash’s failure here? Nah.