Hillary Clinton used Adolf Hitler, the German dictator and leader of the Nazi Party in the 1930s and 1940s, as an example of what can happen when someone gets power in a “one and done” situation, saying on “The View” that she’d also seen it while she was secretary of state. “People would get legitimately elected and then they would try to do away with elections and do away with opposition and do away with a free press,” she said.
Clinton fears that Donald Trump would act like that and would follow through with the various authoritarian-style threats that he’s made since leaving office, like jailing political opponents and shuttering media organizations who disagree with him. Clinton pointed out that Trump isn’t hiding what he plans to do, and she wants people to think of that when it comes to who they decide to vote for in 2024.
Trump and Hitler have been compared before. Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen said on MSNBC that the way Trump expected absolute loyalty but didn’t stay loyal to people if it didn’t benefit him was akin to something out of “Mein Kampf,” Hitler’s autobiographical manifesto.