In a discussion with Chris Cuomo on CNN, Don Lemon once again made a Trump/Hitler comparison.
The thing about the despicable people in history. Extreme example. Hitler. Think about any of those people. Would you say that that person is allowed — if you could look back on in history would you say well, I’m so glad that that person was allowed a platform to spread their hate and propaganda and lies? Or say it probably wasn’t the right thing to do to spread that. You knew in the moment that that was a bad person. And they were doing bad things. Not only hurting people. They were killing people.
The comparison was so egregious that even Chris Cuomo tried to soften the rhetoric.
It’s not standard or normal. He is different than what we have seen. However, when we talk about this and it’s good that we do, comparing anything to an extreme like a Hitler weakens the argument.
This was shortly after CNN cut away from the Trump rally when the President attacked the media and the crowd started chanting “CNN sucks”.