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June 16, 2019

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR:

Try to guess this politician

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.