Arizona’s newspaper of record has fallen far short again. Though its pages regularly resound with anti-Donald Trump rhetoric, the leftist publication continues to outdo itself. The wizards at the Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) feature a report titled, Another Hitler? How world leaders see Donald Trump.
This is in addition to similar comparables and Steve Benson’s ongoing political cartoons likening Trump to Adolf Hitler.
Guess which global giant is not sold on Donald Trump? None other than Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and his predecessor Vicente Fox. That makes sense, since the country of Mexico has aided in sending its own citizens here to take jobs and benefits and send money back to Mexico. Mexican nationals living illegally in the U.S. bolstered Mexico’s economy in 2015 by nearly $24.8 billion, in the form of remittances. These dollars are in addition to the massive amounts of foreign aid funded by American taxpayers.
The possibility of a Trump presidency has provoked “a feeling of desperation” in Mexico, according to Bill Richardson, former U.S. ambassador to the U.N., New Mexico governor. and Democrat presidential candidate. In the United States, Trump’s popularity is rooted in his vow to build a wall to provide national security.
The newspaper characterizes Trump’s promise to “Make America Great Again” as representing “an isolationist policy” that reflects the frustration of many American voters, but is “a viewpoint that worries world leaders,” according to Richardson.
Trump has responded to American fury at the lack of will to secure our border. That does not mean that Donald Trump has built death camps and crematoriums for his adversaries, handed naked men, women and children bars of soap as they stepped into boxcars expecting water and instead being showered with deadly gas. Unlike the Third Reich, he is not exacting Heil Hitler salutes when he asked audiences to raise their hand in a promise to support him.
Like Trump or not, he has tapped into a growing citizen frustration with the status quo. That does not make him Hitleresque. It makes him popular.