In certain segments of the radical Left, rabid anti-Semitism and even Holocaust denial have been alarmingly commonplace.
But a Yale University psychiatrist took it a step farther, offering glowing praise for Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler in order to set up an unfavorable comparison between him and President Donald Trump.
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“Donald Trump is not an Adolf Hitler,” wrote Bandy X. Lee.
“At least Hitler improved the daily life of his followers, had discipline, and required more of himself to gain the respect of his followers,” she continued. “Even with the same pathology, there are varying degrees of competence.
Trump has been barnstorming the country in the final days before the democratically run election, taking his case directly to the American people with up to seven rallies in a day, as he did Sunday.
It is unclear what Lee was referring to when she suggested that “Hitler improved the daily life” as those sent to concentration camps and ultimately to their deaths under the Nazi regime no doubt would have begged to differ.
Others were conscripted, whether by choice or not, into the Nazi army and forced to fight a two-front war against Allied forces to defend the territory that Hitler claimed from other sovereign nations.
Trump, meanwhile, has sought to secure America’s borders and prevent such an incursion from taking place as illegal immigrants disregard America’s sovereignty and ignore its laws.
Lee ultimately received enough backlash to remove the original tweet, but she remained smugly defiant in her follow-up explanation claiming it “was not provoking thought but the opposite.”
Despite the clearly sympathetic tone in her original tweet, Lee claimed that she was not seeking “to minimize Hitler’s atrocities.”
There was no word on whether her glowing praise for the genocidal German leader would result in any sort of rebuke from Yale or a Twitter fact-check.
Among the programs she boasts on her impressive resume are a co-founding role in the “Violence and Global Health” symposium through Yale’s MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies.
She also has been involved with a Violence Prevention Alliance through the World Health Organization.
Lee has, most notably, written several anti-Trump screeds and has led the efforts to have psychiatrists try to diagnose Trump with a mental-health disorder even though none have specifically examined or counseled him in any way.
She has made regular media appearances on the topic of Trump, although she did not appear to have any background research in Nazi Germany among her scholarly exploits.