Posted 4 years ago on July 17, 2016, 9:20 p.m. EST by TIOUAISE
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According to Michael Berumen, Hitler early on was seen as a buffoon:
"Throughout most of the 1920s and up to 1933, Adolf Hitler was a laughing stock and a figure of derision among the elites on both the conventional right and left, including the governing and military classes. He was thought to be a comical buffoon by the political cognoscenti; a crass vulgarian by the upper classes; a semi-literate theorist by the professoriate; and as a silly erstwhile corporal and martinet by the senior officers of the Reichswehr…
For months until his lead in the polls became worrisome even to some leading figures on the U.S. right, Trump was written off as a lightweight. The Huffington Post famously announced back in July 2015 that it would categorize all Trump stories as “entertainment” rather than “politics.”
Barrie Zwicker argues that Trump embodies "the worst manifestation of fascism: resurgent Nazism"… no less.