COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE BY MATTHEW NORMAN IN THE INDEPENDENT
This is an utterly ridiculous column. Since when is it appropriate to write columns which display just plain ignorance?
"Trump isn’t Adolf Hitler… Hitler was not a two-bit charlatan with an arrestable-offence spray tan. He had unshakable beliefs"
Wrong on all counts.
The author obviously has not read the serious biographies of Hitler. Hitler liked saying he had an unshakeable will (and it was "will," not "beliefs"), but the facts don't support him.
He changed his views and even direction on a number of things over time.
It is also a cheap, really cheap, propagandist's trick to say "Trump isn't Hitler" - it's so clearly a way of associating the two names without writing slander. It’s just the old, “Is it true you beat your wife?” question recast.
And I want to know why Trump is a "charlatan"?
He isn't, not a bit. He's the real thing, as they say. In fact, his emerging into mainline politics is a remarkable phenomenon. And that fact, undoubtedly, is what is truly annoying this author.
Trump is loud and vulgar at times, but that's how America itself is. And only a person as pushy as he is can get anything done in that great swamp called Washington.
I think readers can gain some insight on the topic here:
Response to another reader’s comment:
And by the way, the same was said of Abraham Lincoln.
Journalists called Lincoln "an obscene ape."
Matthew Norman, undoubtedly, would have been one of them.