Chilling viral video of Trump accusing FBI and Dems of treason draws warnings: 'Could be a rally in Nuremberg'
The only appointment that appeared on President Donald Trump's official schedule Monday was a "Make America Great Again" campaign rally in Pennsylvania. Now chilling and disturbing video of a portion of the rally is going viral, and it's raising warnings from experts.
In the video, posted by Vox's Aaron Rupar, President Trump, with Air Force One as a prop in the background, accuses the FBI and the Democrats of treason. The crowd chants, "lock them up!"
The President then brags about his "great new attorney general who will give it a very fair look," meaning, who will investigate the FBI and the president's political enemies for treason.
Trump accuses the FBI and Democrats of treason. He then has to pause as his fans chant, "lock them up!" "We have… https://t.co/j70hqyrcXQ— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar) 1558398555.0
The former head of the federal government's Office of Government Ethics called it "Shades of 1937," which seems to be an apparent reference to the rise of Hitler and his Gestapo.
A former Obama administration official offered this warning:
Watch this video. See all the red hats. Hear the chants. Then name one country where this happened and it ended wel… https://t.co/VdI2TQgb7r— Brandon Friedman (@Brandon Friedman) 1558409935.0
Scholar on fascism and authoritarian leaders:
@SpeakerPelosi @TeamPelosi I would be pleased to speak to you as an expert on how authoritarian regimes take hold,… https://t.co/GoV36Jg3sX— Ruth Ben-Ghiat (@Ruth Ben-Ghiat) 1558403102.0
Former foreign correspondent, columnist, and editorial writer at The New York Times:
This could be a rally in Nuremberg circa 1935: https://t.co/XmjJ9MNk5B— Clyde Haberman (@Clyde Haberman) 1558407126.0
US President publicly stating HIS Attorney General will go after his polical opponents, both real and imaginary, fo… https://t.co/Amz7wPn3rl— David Rothschild (@David Rothschild) 1558399419.0
Impeach the miserable Nazi already, Democrats, what are you waiting for, an engraved invitation to a concentration… https://t.co/LTRJ4bEa0f— Benjamin Dreyer (@Benjamin Dreyer) 1558407071.0
If Mussolini had seen this speech he would have said "Now THAT guy gets it!". This is what fascism looks like. https://t.co/LGZUZRPWIx— Daylin Leach (@Daylin Leach) 1558437958.0
With our United States of America plane behind him, the lying demagogue Donald Trump fuels the crowd to shout hosti… https://t.co/CfQc0sm5Ck— Steven Beschloss (@Steven Beschloss) 1558407639.0
This CON tears down America. He is nothing more than a cheerleader for this MAGA hat wearing base. He is not inte… https://t.co/HFPG2xZykG— Fred Guttenberg (@Fred Guttenberg) 1558439088.0
The President of the United States of America, armed with the stature and symbols of his office, accused his invest… https://t.co/GPUiY7QvLZ— Conor Marcus Shaw (@Conor Marcus Shaw) 1558440551.0
The face of autocracy and fascism. Treason is working with our enemies even indirectly to influence our elections;… https://t.co/5x51RBnCbL— Jim Saranteas (@Jim Saranteas) 1558442291.0
Fascism always feels inconceivable. Until it’s not. https://t.co/nJy7xZZuEM— Brandon Wolf (@Brandon Wolf) 1558442284.0