A Middle East columnist has joined the “Trump is Hitler” campaign that has been throwing mud at the president since before he was elected, reports Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.
A report from the Middle East Media Research Institute explains that it was Muwaffaq Matar, a member of the Fatah Revolutionary Council and a contributor to the Palestinian Authority Daily Al-Hayat, who now is leveling the charge.
The comments came in Matar’s response to statements from Trump where he announced his decision to cut aid to the Palestinians because of the “hostility” of their leadership toward his administration.
“Accusing Trump of racism and arrogance, Matar described him as ‘a new Hitler who brings destruction upon the world and undermines the very foundations of the balance among states and among peoples.’ He emphasized that the Palestinians can neither be bribed with financial aid nor intimidated with threats to stop it, and noted that Trump must not be surprised at the attitude of the Palestinian leadership towards him after he has reneged on U.S. commitments to the Palestinians and repeatedly harmed them and their cause,” MEMRI reported.
MEMRI described the attack as “part of the hostile rhetoric in the PA press towards Trump, which includes comparisons of his foreign policy to that of Nazi Germany.”
WND Managing Editor David Kupelian has pointed out that at least five writers from the Washington Post evoked Hitler, even before Trump was elected.
That started when Post columnist Danielle Allen threw down the gauntlet with a widely cited article dramatically headlined, “The moment of truth: We must stop Trump.”
“Naturally, she went directly to the Hitler comparison,” he explained.
Matar wrote, “How does this man [Trump] think? [His] notion of exclusive control, his view of the other as inferior, and his racism and arrogance amount to a democratically-elected dictatorship, [and] turn him into a new Hitler who brings destruction upon the world and undermines the very foundations of the balance among states and among peoples.”
The columnist suggested Trump has “listened to the whisperings of the human devils who surround him in the White House, [who convinced him] that exerting economic and media pressure on the president of the Palestinian people would surely cause him, the commander of the Palestinian national liberation [movement] Mahmoud ‘Abbas Abu Mazen, to surrender and to come to [Trump], obedient and subservient, and accept the Deal of the Century.”
Commentator Patrick Buchanan previously cited the left’s penchant for calling Trump a “Hitler,”
Democrat Beto O’Rourke, for example, said, “Now, I might expect someone to describe another human being as ‘an infestation’ in the Third Reich. I would not expect it in the United States of America.”
And Buchanan pointed out the Washington Post was aboard the campaign, with “experts found parallels between “the Third Reich” and “today’s xenophobic governments.”