Donald Trump’s unabashedly bigoted rhetoric against Muslims over the past couple of months drew comparisons with the Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler.
As it turns out, the similarities between the two are indeed uncanny, not just according to the Republican presidential frontrunner’s critics but also his fans.
Case in point: Recently, a Facebook page called “The Trump Party,” shared a Trump meme bearing the following quote: “As a Christian I have no duty to allow myself to be cheated, but I have the duty to be a fighter for truth and justice.”
Since the photo was posted on a fan page dedicated to Trump, it was shared and liked by hundreds of his followers with many commenting on how the outspoken media mogul is indeed the right choice for the next president of the United States.
“Trump all the way turn it to Jesus you will win this election. The American people have a say and they have forgotten that,” one commenter said, praising Trump for his views. “Hillary is a dummy and joke and obama is a Muslim and a dummy and a joke too. That the real truth. And God knows how they done the American people by taking there hard work social security and borrowing from the it. And that they ran the national debt thur the roof. That a fact.”
While the enthusiasm was understandable, there was one – huge – problem. The quote wasn’t uttered by Trump.
It was, in fact, Hitler who said it during a 1922 speech in Munich.
Although it’s just a small meme posted on some Facebook fan page, it serves as a good example of how some of Trump’s supporters blindly follow whatever is associated with him – no matter how dangerous or incendiary it is.