10. THEY ATTACK THEIR CRITICSWhen Hitler was in power, he used the Gestapo to brutally punish people who spoke out against his policies and his rule. Public opposition was impossible and even people who complained in private could be tortured, sent to a concentration camp or killed outright if the Gestapo found out about it.
Trump hasn’t had the power yet to match Hitler’s attacks on his critics, but as a private citizen he has a history of hitting out at people that criticize him as hard as is legally possible. For example in 2013 he sued comedian Bill Maher for $5 million dollars for not being able to prove his comedic allegations that Trump was related to an Orangutan. Trump has said, “I would open up the libel laws so we can sue them and win lots of money” about people who openly criticize him, so he’s essentially willing to mess with the First Amendment.
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