Those who claim comparing Hitler to Trump is erroneous should consider that both are using scapegoats to avoid discussing real issues. Both present isolationist policies; both use National Socialist rhetoric (We’re great, and the only thing keeping us from being greater is those people who don’t belong); both appeal to fundamental senses of fear in a changing world that most people don’t understand; both use violent rhetoric and primitive ingroup anxiety to stir up their followers. (“Get that guy out of here. Don’t hurt him, but if you do, don’t worry, I’ll represent you in court.” *big laughs*); and that both are unabashed showmen adept at playing to the crowd. The comparisons go on, and on, and on.
I really find it hard to believe that any examination of the interwar period could leave any doubt as to the pattern upon which Trump has built his campaign.