Guest essay by Eric Worrall
Trump Echoed Hitler in His Speech Withdrawing From the Paris Climate Accord
Seriously—it’s not a direct quote from the Führer, but it’s perilously close.
By Sasha AbramskyJUNE 2, 2017
On September 30, 1942, shortly after the death camps began gassing Jews, Hitler declared, “In Germany too the Jews once laughed at my prophecies. I don’t know whether they are still laughing, or whether they have already lost the inclination to laugh, but I can assure you that everywhere they will stop laughing. With these prophecies I shall prove to be right.”
Five weeks later, he declared, “Today countless numbers of those who laughed at that time, laugh no longer. Those who are still laughing now, also will perhaps laugh no longer after a while.”
On June 1, 2017, Donald Trump announced that he was pulling America out of the Paris climate accord. “At what point does America get demeaned? At what point do they start laughing at us as a country? We want fair treatment for its citizens and we want fair treatment for our taxpayers. We don’t want other leaders and other countries laughing at us anymore, and they won’t be. They won’t be.”
It’s not a direct quote from Hitler, but it’s perilously close.
I would suggest that the ongoing efforts by some of America’s Mainstream Media to try to smear President Trump couldn’t possibly get any sillier, but I’m worried I might be accused of quoting Attila the Hun.