Monday, June 10, 2019 | 2 a.m.
The following are characteristics and actions of a well-known political person. This person:
• Authored a popular book
• Was a charismatic speaker and communicator
• Was a racist
• Became leader of a party
• Was convicted of a crime
• Was inspired by authoritarian leaders
• Corrupted a democratic system for political and personal gain
• Supported mob violence
• Held people against their will
• Used pardon power for political purposes
• Lost early supporters
• Broke existing treaties
• Was a prolific liar
• Attacked the free press
• Controlled the judiciary
• Was selected by less than a majority of voters.
If you thought I just described President Donald Trump, you are wrong. This description is that of Adolf Hitler.