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1/14/2019

Trump: You Know, That Hitler Lover Had a Pretty Good Point About the Border

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:12 am



Ah, the famous Welsh poet Patrick Buchanan. I’m with Michael McKean:

Unlike Trump’s usual bizarre early-morning tweets, this pair of tweets came yesterday evening. After all, old age should burn and rave at close of day.

One thing about Patrick Buchanan: in addition to being “one of the most important Welsh poets of the 20th century” he is also a “Hitler lover.” Wait, who called him that nasty thing? Haven’t you already guessed?

In 1999, Trump called Buchanan a “Hitler lover” and said it was “incredible that anybody could embrace this guy.” Buchanan, who has often been accused of expressing racist and anti-Semitic views, at the time was seeking the Reform Party’s nomination for president.

“Look, he’s a Hitler lover,” Trump said on “Meet the Press” in October 1999. “I guess he’s an anti-Semite. He doesn’t like the blacks. He doesn’t like the gays. It’s just incredible that anybody could embrace this guy.”

Anyway, should we be taking a hint from Trump when he quotes a poem about impotently raging against the inevitable?

[Cross-posted at The Jury Talks Back.]


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