A lot of people are comparing U.S. President Donald Trump to certain racist historical figures like Hitler. After all, his actions and policies have shown certain worrisome similarities between the two figures. However, Trump may not be a Hitler just yet, but is just trying to be a Mussolini at the moment, according to a Nobel Prize-Winner.
For those who do not know who Mussolini is, Benito Mussolini founded Italian fascism. Which is a dictatorship not unlike what Adolf Hitler established in Germany. Hence, the two were actually allies back in World War II. Now as for Trump being likened to a dictator, 2008 Nobel Prize-Winner and economist Paul Krugman has warned that he may very well be the cause of the death of democracy in the U.S.
To make matters worse, Krugman predicted that democracy in the U.S. will soon die in a matter of months. Oh, and Trump also quoted Mussolini before, back in 2016 before he became president… that’s right, people voted for a fascist-quoting candidate.
In a New York Times column, Krugman wrote, “Make no mistake: if Republicans hold both houses of Congress this November, Trump will go full authoritarian, abusing institutions like the I.R.S., trying to jail opponents and journalists on, er, trumped-up charges, and more — and he’ll do it with full support from his party.”
Furthermore, Trump also echoed what Mussolini did back in the 1920s, where the Italian dictator declared that he alone was capable of restoring political order to Italy. Trump also said something similar back in the 2016 Republican National Convention, claiming that he alone can fix war, poverty, and violence in America. The similarities are quite uncanny and even alarming, one could wonder how Trump plans to “make America great again.”