In an interview with MSNBC, former GOP operative Steve Schmidt compared last week’s domestic terror attacks to the rise of Adolf Hitler and explained the GOPs’ role in the rise of white supremacist/nationalist violence.
He noted that the “sick” and “evil” people who shot black people in a Kroger, mailed pipe bombs to Democratic leadership and a news organization and killed multiple Jewish people as they worshipped in a synagogue in the last week were radicalized by Fox News and others that make up what he calls the “right-wing propaganda industry:”
He went on to slam Trump, Fox News and the GOP for spreading, what he calls, the “giant lie” right before midterm elections that a caravan of migrants from Latin Americans is full of terrorists.
“This is Trump’s Reichstag Fire,” Schmidt said, referencing the arson of the Berlin Reichstag parliamentary building just one month after Adolf Hitler was sworn in as the chancellor of Germany.
He went on to say the “propaganda” being directed by Trump aide Kellyanne Conway and others “have blood on their hands for the incitements that they have made that have triggered and radicalized these crazy people.”
You can watch the entire segment below: