California Democrat compares Trump to rise of Hitler in Germany

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California Rep. Harley Rouda, a freshman Democrat, recently compared President Trump to the rise of Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany during a virtual chat with supporters.

When asked Tuesday about Trump “demonizing the press,” Rouda responded, “I’m scared by it. I am scared that every single day we are taking one more step towards fascism. You have a president of the United States, unlike any other president we have, who denigrates the press. Calls the press ‘fake news,’ anytime and every time, with the exception of Fox News, which is more like state propaganda news.”

Rouda, a former Republican who switched parties before running for Congress in 2018 and defeating Republican incumbent Dana Rohrabacher, is known to make controversial outbursts.

The Orange County Democrat described the controversial event when Trump had the law enforcement use tear gas on protesters as the president walked from the White House to St. John’s Church.