Barely days after a tabloid hailed Donald Trump a Fuhrer on its front page, fresh evidence suggests that Trump is, in fact, an Adolf Hitler sympathizer and perhaps even an adorer.
According to a 1990 Vanity Fair interview, Ivana Trump – Donald’s ex-wife – once told her lawyer Michael Kennedy that her husband kept a book of Hitler’s speeches near his bed.
“Last April, perhaps in a surge of Czech nationalism, Ivana Trump told her lawyer (Michael Kennedy) that from time to time her husband reads a book of Hitler’s collected speeches – My New Order – which he keeps in a cabinet by his bed…Hitler’s speeches, from his earliest days up through the Phony War of 1939, reveal his extraordinary ability as a master propagandist,” wrote Marie Brenner, per The Independent.
Like Hitler, Trump, too, is a master propagandist. Hitler was more than just a dictator. He was a powerful orator who bewitched audiences with speeches. That sure seems to be Trump’s forte, too. Is it possible that Republican Presidential candidate is following Hitler’s footsteps?
Professor Bruce Loebs, who has been teaching a class called the “Rhetoric of Hitler and Churchill” for five decades at the Idaho State University, hits the nail on the head. “He (Hitler) learned how to become a charismatic speaker, and people, for whatever reason, became enamored with him. People were most willing to follow him, because he seemed to have the right answers in a time of enormous economic upheaval,” Loebs told the Business Insider earlier this year.
When Marie Brenner asked Trump how he came to possess Hitler’s speeches, the real estate mogul hesitated before posing the question, “Who told you that?”
“I don’t remember,” Brenner replied as per the report.
Trump then reportedly replied, “Actually, it was my friend Marty Davis from Paramount who gave me a copy of ‘Mein Kampf,’ and he’s (actually) a Jew.”
Brenner confirmed that Davis did acknowledge lending Trump the book. “But it was ‘My New Order,’ Hitler’s speeches, not ‘Mein Kampf. I thought he would find it interesting. I am his friend, but I’m not Jewish,” Davis told Brenner.