Donald Trump Reportedly Praised Hitler During Trip Honoring U.S. Troops, New Book Claims

  

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Via:  john-russell  •  3 weeks ago  •  29 comments

By:   Lee Moran (HuffPost)

Donald Trump Reportedly Praised Hitler During Trip Honoring U.S. Troops, New Book Claims
Hitler "did a lot of good things," Trump told then-White House chief of staff John Kelly, per Wall Street Journal reporter Michael Bender.

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Hitler "did a lot of good things," Trump told then-White House chief of staff John Kelly, per Wall Street Journal reporter Michael Bender.

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By Lee Moran

Donald Trump praised Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler during a 2018 trip to France to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, a new book claims.

"Well, Hitler did a lot of good things," the then-president told White House chief of staff John Kelly, according to passages from Wall Street Journal reporter Michael Bender's "'Frankly, We Did Win This Election': The Inside Story of How Trump Lost" that were published by The Guardian on Wednesday.

Trump reportedly made the observation while Kelly was reminding him "which countries were on which side during the conflict" and connecting "the dots from the first world war to the second world war and all of Hitler's atrocities," said Bender.

Kelly was "stunned" by Trump's remark, told the then-president he "was wrong," argued "the German people would have been better off poor than subjected to the Nazi genocide" and said "you cannot ever say anything supportive of Adolf Hitler. You just can't."

But Trump was "undeterred," said Bender, and pointed to the recovery of Germany's economy under Hitler in the 1930s as proof.

Trump later denied making the comment, per Bender.

On the same trip, Trump reportedly called U.S. troops who died in World War I "losers" and "suckers."

Elsewhere in Bender's book, he said Trump wanted troops to "beat the fuck" out of, shoot and crack the skulls of civil rights protesters who assembled following the police killing of George Floyd.


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JohnRussell
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1  seeder  JohnRussell    3 weeks ago

I will remind those of you who dont like this that the reporter is from The Wall Street Journal, a highly thought of, if conservative, news source. 

There have been multiple stories now related to Trump's comments to various people on his trip to France in 2018.  Where there's smoke there's fire usually. 

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
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1.1  igknorantzrulz  replied to  JohnRussell @1    3 weeks ago

why shouldn't it be believed, he has ill literate Lee taken a few pages out of some of Hitlers methods, to create a playbook, to capture the ignorant , and follow his cult like CULT !

 
 
 
Ronin2
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1.2  Ronin2  replied to  JohnRussell @1    3 weeks ago

Please the WSJ didn't carry water for Trump. They joined in the main stream media TDS as much as the rest of their cohorts.

That is just a small sampling of the TDS driven Journal's articles and opinion pieces. Trump and the WSJ had a long ongoing feud; which the left has promptly ignored. So long as the WSJ posted an anti Trump article the left loved them; the second they didn't it was back to being a far right conservative rag not worth reading.

 
 
 
1stwarrior
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1.3  1stwarrior  replied to  JohnRussell @1    3 weeks ago

24/7/365 - c'mon - give it a rest.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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2  Greg Jones    3 weeks ago

We've heard this pack of lies before

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
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2.1  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Greg Jones @2    3 weeks ago

yea, never any similarities huh ?

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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2.2  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Greg Jones @2    3 weeks ago

Why would a Wall St Journal reporter lie about Donald Trump?

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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2.2.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  JohnRussell @2.2    3 weeks ago

They wouldn't.

 
 
 
bugsy
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3  bugsy    3 weeks ago

Here we go again with the "reportedly" story that draws libs to it like red meat, especially if the name Trump comes up in it, even as a passing.

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JohnRussell
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3.1  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  bugsy @3    3 weeks ago

Bugsy, comment on whether or not you believe Trump would praise Hitler, not on the seeder.  The story is based on a book written by a reporter for the Wall St Journal, not on John Russell. 

The author of the book attributes the statement about Trump to Trump's former chief of staff John Kelly.  I don't think Kelly has denied it. 

Take your lame arguments up with Michael Bender, the author, or John Kelly. 

 
 
 
Ronin2
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3.1.1  Ronin2  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1    3 weeks ago
Bugsy, comment on whether or not you believe Trump would praise Hitler,

This isn't a damn "would"; the article is claiming Trump did with no sources other than the author. 

The author of the book attributes the statement about Trump to Trump's former chief of staff John Kelly.  I don't think Kelly has denied it.

Does Kelly even know about it? Have to know about it first before you can deny. Even if Kelly were to deny it you and the rest would just claim he is covering for Trump.

Take your lame arguments up with Michael Bender, the author, or John Kelly. 

You are the one that keeps seeding this regurgitated crap. By the way WSJ couldn't stand Trump any more than the rest of the media. Which is the reason they used each other's articles as "sources", w/o ever verifying them.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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3.1.2  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Ronin2 @3.1.1    3 weeks ago
Does Kelly even know about it? Have to know about it first before you can deny.

The book was completed weeks, if not months ago. Of course Kelly knows about it. He is quoted in the book. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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3.1.3  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Ronin2 @3.1.1    3 weeks ago
You are the one that keeps seeding this regurgitated crap. By the way WSJ couldn't stand Trump any more than the rest of the media. Which is the reason they used each other's articles as "sources", w/o ever verifying them.

You sound afraid that it is true. 

 
 
 
Ronin2
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3.1.4  Ronin2  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1.3    3 weeks ago

Not afraid of anything.

Just wondering how much you are getting paid to keep this anti Trump shit up? He is no longer President; shouldn't you be concentrating on Biden now? Of course that would mean facing reality; not the left's strong suit. Keeping Trump in the headlines is the only thing Biden has going for him. He doesn't have one accomplishment to stand on; other than he isn't Trump.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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3.1.5  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Ronin2 @3.1.4    3 weeks ago

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Trump is holding a  press conference today.  He has been on television numerous times over the past few weeks. He has held two rallies that according to him were attended by tens of thousands of people in the past two weeks. He did a town hall with Sean Hannity on Fox News a week ago where trump hinted he is running for president again. He is doing everything he can to keep himself in the spotlight, .....but I am the one "keeping this shit up".  

I'll make you a deal. If Trump shuts the fuck up and leaves America alone, I will leave him alone. 

 
 
 
bugsy
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3.1.6  bugsy  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1.5    3 weeks ago

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Trout Giggles
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3.1.7  Trout Giggles  replied to  bugsy @3.1.6    3 weeks ago

And that other guy isn't??????

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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3.1.8  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  bugsy @3.1.6    3 weeks ago

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igknorantzrulz
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3.2  igknorantzrulz  replied to  bugsy @3    3 weeks ago

you don't believe this sounds Trump like ?  No really, you couldn't see Trump saying those things ? Cause you know damn well that this sounds exactly like what Trump would say, but defend the indefensible away, as again and again, he's proven you wrong, as he's the Lying individual who's still here, and has yet to say so long, cause didn't you hear, he won the election and will be reinstated in August, cause he's truly a liter amongst convictions and quarts, cause it's prison or bust, and all of those sorts,  , of sordid thoughts thawt less of, by more ons, and those without retorts...

 
 
 
Sparty On
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4  Sparty On    3 weeks ago

Who cares?    It's just another nothingburger. 

Any comment can be taken out of context by anyone else depending on their biases.   The left and mass media did it repeatedly and copiously during Trumps fours years.   Meanwhile shotgun Joe babbles on incoherently and you just happily fiddle away  ..... amazing!   Absolutely amazing!

 
 
 
Tessylo
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4.1  Tessylo  replied to  Sparty On @4    3 weeks ago

No, it's #45 who babbles incoherently every day and all day.  

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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4.2  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Sparty On @4    3 weeks ago
Who cares?

Not Trumpsters. In some cases it undoubtedly makes them love him more. 

 
 
 
Sparty On
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4.2.1  Sparty On  replied to  JohnRussell @4.2    3 weeks ago

Your biases destroy any logic you may be able to muster on this topic John.

Destroy it completely.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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4.2.2  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Sparty On @4.2.1    3 weeks ago

People like you are the reason Trump is still a thing. Congratulations. 

 
 
 
Sparty On
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4.2.3  Sparty On  replied to  JohnRussell @4.2.2    3 weeks ago

Your politicized categorization of people you've never even met is the real problem John.

Sadly you will never be self aware enough to see that because you've been disjointed far too long, much, much too long.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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4.2.4  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Sparty On @4.2.3    3 weeks ago

Guys, keep the comments away from the personal. Only warning.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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5  Trout Giggles    3 weeks ago

Sure...Hitler may have improved the German economy...for a short while!

But he destroyed that economy with his wars!

p.s. and never forget his war machine was built on the backs of slaves

 
 
 
MonsterMash
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6  MonsterMash    3 weeks ago

Back in the 70s I worked with a woman that was raised in Germany during the 30s and and 40s she loved Hitler saying " Hitler was goud man, he built Autobahn.

 
 
 
JBB
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6.1  JBB  replied to  MonsterMash @6    3 weeks ago

My great aunt's longterm housemate had been an orphan in Germany during WWII. She sang for Hitler several times. She always regretted not grabbing one of the officer's guns and murdering him. She was too scared to at the time but always regretted she didn't.

 
 
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