Update: Trump recently informed Iowa voters that he would "certainly implement" a database system for tracking Muslims in the U.S., and that there should be "lots of systems, besides databases." When asked how this would be different from Nazi Germany, he nonchalantly responded "You tell me." Even Jeb Bush thought this was a step too far, saying, "You talk about internment, you talk about closing mosques, you talk about registering people. That's just wrong."
Donald Trump has not exactly been silent when it comes to his opinions on the Paris attacks, Muslims, and refugees. He’s been raving a bit like a lunatic (which is nothing new), but the implications and escalation of his ideas are becoming increasingly impossible to ignore.
When Trump spoke to Yahoo, he was all too happy to share his ideas for his upcoming
totalitarian regime presidency: “Some people are going to be upset about it, but I think that now everybody is feeling that security is going to rule. Certain things will be done that we never thought would happen in this country in terms of information and learning about the enemy. We’re going to have to do things that were frankly unthinkable a year ago.”
Sure, unthinkable to the sane American people, maybe, but perfectly understandable to previous fascists such as Hitler.
When Yahoo asked whether this meant he wanted Muslims to carry ID cards and register in a database, Trump responded saying, “We’re going to have to — we’re going to have to look at a lot of things very closely. We’re going to have to look at the mosques. We’re going to have to look very, very carefully.” So essentially, yes.
Hitler also thought such a strategy was quite reasonable—during his rule in 1938, Jews were forced to carry identification cards that stated their religion, along with their passports.
Trump truly demonstrates just how far we've come in the last 75 years.
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