John Kasich Ad Subtly Compares Donald Trump To Hitler

In a new video by Gov. John Kasich, Donald Trump is subtly compared to Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler.


The ad is titled “Trump’s Dangerous Rhetoric” and was paid for by Kasich’s actual presidential campaign and not some sort of shadow Super Pac.

The video features statements from Col. Tom Moe who spoke in favor of Kasich in an Ohio rally earlier in the week. In the speech, Moe paraphrased a well known passage from German pastor Martin Niemöller about how apathy among the general German populace  allowed for the rise of the Nazis.

Niemöller’s quote about the rise of Hitler is well known among scholars of World War II and the Holocaust:

“First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”

WATCH: Kasich support  Col. Tom Moe compares Trump to Hitler

H/T: Blue Nation Review

Cover Photo Credit: Michael Vadon/ Flickr (CC By 2.0)

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