Saturday, January 21, 2017

Joe Concha — MSNBC's Chris Matthews: Trump inauguration speech 'Hitlerian'

MSNBC's Chris Matthews said Friday that President Trump's inaugural address was both "Hitlerian" and meant to mimic Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“When he said today ‘America First,’ * it was not just the racial — I mean, I shouldn’t say racial, the Hitlerian** background to it, but it was the message I kept thinking," Matthews said.

The professional pseudo-left has lost it.


Clueless about what is actually going on and the failure of the left in adopting neoliberal, neoconservative, and liberal interventionist policies that ran counter to the leaning of the electorate.

The Hill
MSNBC's Chris Matthews: Trump inauguration speech 'Hitlerian'
Joe Concha

* Note that "America First" is now generally associated with Pat Buchanan before Donald Trump took it over and ran with it successfully. However, those more historically inclined will associate it with Charles Lindbergh, who advocated for a noninterventionist policy in the lead up to WWII. 

** Lindbergh was denounced as a Nazi sympathizer and Hitlerian.

See Charles Lindberg's Noninterventionist Efforts & America First Committee Involvement


Penguin pop said...

Yup. Donald Trump just took the Ross Perot and Pat Buchanan platforms from years past and adapted it for his campaign. What makes him an easy target is how he phrases it and the conflict of interests he has now.

GLH said...

Have not listened to Matthews since about ten years ago when he said he had a man crush on John McCain. I don't know why anyone would listen to him.

Bob said...

I liked the speech. No wiggle room if Trump doesn't deliver on his promises. No wiggle room for the other two arms of government if Trump points the finger at them.