July 10, 2018

Trump's ex-wife said he had a book of Hitler speeches near his bed

Business Insider - According to a 1990 Vanity Fair interview, Ivana Trump once told her lawyer Michael Kennedy that her husband, real-estate mogul Donald Trump, now a leading Republican presidential candidate, kept a book of Hitler's speeches near his bed.

"Last April, perhaps in a surge of Czech nationalism, Ivana Trump told her lawyer Michael Kennedy that from time to time her husband reads a book of Hitler's collected speeches, My New Order, which he keeps in a cabinet by his bed ... Hitler's speeches, from his earliest days up through the Phony War of 1939, reveal his extraordinary ability as a master propagandist," Marie Brenner wrote.

Hitler was one of history's most prolific orators, building a genocidal Nazi regime with speeches that bewitched audiences.

1 comment:

Albert Krauss said...

The American equivalent of Hitler's bewitched multitudes is what journalists call "the base". And utterly base they are! Trump continues to have them in mind, as well "we" might. Of course, any generic "epithet" or tag lumping masses of people together by a word is like an ignition key to violence and injustice. As Hitler knew, and Trump knows, their respective bases cover(ed) the demagogue's asses, then and now.