Watch These Trump Supporters Gush Over Hitler Quotes They Mistook for the Donald's
YouTube star SoFlo took Donald Trump supporters to task on how well they could identify the rhetoric of their chosen presidential candidate.
SoFlo hit the streets of Los Angeles armed with a list of Adolf Hitler quotes he falsely credited to Trump in a video posted Tuesday that's garnered more than 45 million views.
You'll never guess where this is going...
The Trumpeters invariably approved of each sentiment.
"The more economic difficulties increase, the more immigrations will be seen as a burden," SoFlo reads to one supporter.
"Yeah, I mean, as soon as our economic system starts improving, we don't have to worry about the immigrants anymore. They'll go away," the man replies.
Of course, not everything a crazy genocidal dictator has said is inherently crazy. Rather, it's the way the supporters justify his quotes that is most surprising.
In one instance a woman reads one of the quotes aloud:
"'Great liars are also great magicians,'" she says, and then pauses. "Wow."
"Well, I think he's going to lie in any way," the woman adds. "Probably to, like, support the country, to keep the country going. They'll be good lies, you know?"
This isn't the first time people have drawn comparisons between the two charismatic leaders. On Tuesday a journalist unearthed a 1922 New York Times profile of Hitler that prompted plenty of Trump-Hitler analogies on Twitter.
Out of curiosity, I found the first NYT reference to Adolf Hitler. Nov. 21, 1922. Amazing last three paragraphs. pic.twitter.com/VhBnlSsfNm
SoFlo's methods, though, sometimes reek of exploitation, and admittedly, some of the footage is painful to watch.
In one instance, the host approaches a man who appears to be disoriented and launches into a tangent about Hitler's role in the creation of Volkswagen.
The host also elicits many of the affirmative reactions with his own suggestive commentary.
"'Humanitarianism is the expression of stupidity and cowardice,'" SoFlo reads to another supporter. "Kind of makes sense. Like, you know, he supports war, he wants to make sure that we're the strongest country, right?"
"Yeah, I would guess," says the respondent.
SoFlo's methods are sensationalistic and dubious, but hey — how else are you going to go viral?