Ex_Mil8 saidAnne Frank's step-sister and Holocaust Survivor Eva Schloss spent over a year in Auschwitz, where both her brother and father were killed. She compared Donald Trump to Hitler and said ''He is a racist, and his ideas are not acceptable in the 21st century''.
She is not a student of history. There is really no comparison between the two men.
The vast majority of Trump supporters are angry, but they are not racist. Certainly a loud element of racists have taken to Team Trump. His campaign needs to deal with that. But most of the people who are with Trump do not hate Hispanic immigrants, they are angered by law breakers who are going unpunished. They are not opposed to immigration, but to illegal immigration.
In 2005, as the Bush Administration began to push for comprehensive immigration reform, leadership elements both in the White House and the Congressional GOP reacted to opponents of the plan by labeling all of them racist. Again, there certainly are racists who oppose immigration reform, but the brush used to paint the opponents was so broad to demand that all opponents of immigration be considered racist.
Again in 2015, the same thing is happening. Trump is taking a very vocal stand against law breaking, including crossing the border illegally. This has been interpreted not just by the left, but by Republican establishment leaders as “we hate brown people.” Trump has been clear this is not true.
For all his faults, he is not a racist. He was raised in the church of Norman Vincent Peale, a man who championed the power of positive thinking. Most of his supporters, though very angry, are not people who hate Mexicans. They are just outraged at the integrity of our American border being unsecured and politicized. Republicans in Washington who’ve decided to go after Trump for being a racist are again proving they do not know how to deal with Trump and are also proving they have no intention of securing the border. They just keep playing right into his hands.
- Erick Erickson