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Watch: Chilling and Prophetic Campaign Ad by John Kasich Warned of Trump's Creeping Nazism

"You might not care if Donald Trump says Muslims should register with their government, because you're not one."

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Long before Democrats and others denounced Steve Bannon's possible White House appointment, a member of Trump's own party tied then candidate Trump to Nazism, in possibly the most haunting political ad of the 2016 election. 

On Nov. 24, 2015, the presidential campaign of Ohio Gov. John Kasich released a web attack ad far darker than any of his opponents' ads. 

In the spot, Air Force Col. Tom Moe paraphrases "First they Came," a poem about the Nazi regime by Protestant pastor Martin Niemöller.

"You might not care if Donald Trump says Muslims should register with their government, because you're not one," Moe begins the spot.

"And you might not care if Donald Trump says he's going to round up all the Hispanic immigrants, because you're not one. And you might not care if Donald Trump says it's okay to rough up black protesters, because you're not one. And you might not care if Donald Trump wants to suppress journalists, because you're not one," Moe continues.

"But think about this," he warns. "If he keeps going, and he actually becomes president, he might just get around to you. And you better hope there's someone left to help you." 

The ad was released shortly after Trump announced he would be visiting Kasich's home state, blasting the presidential candidate as a poor debater who loved Obamacare. 

He didn't expect Kasich to hit back. 

Alexandra Rosenmann is an AlterNet associate editor. Follow her @alexpreditor.

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