President-elect Donald Trump has often been compared to dictators like Russian leader Vladimir Putin. An even more unsettling comparison that has followed Trump ever since his presidential campaign is the likeness between him and German dictator Adolf Hitler, the leader of Nazi Germany.
That comparison has just gained more credibility as Trump’s administration have stayed close to actual Nazis, and now a disturbing detail about Trump’s upcoming inauguration has just been revealed. Trump has officially invited a Nazi leader to his inauguration this weekend.
It was reported that Mike Flynn, Trump’s National Security Advisor, had previously met with the leader of Austria’s “Freedom Party” Heinz-Christian Strache last month. The Freedom party has been closely linked with Nazis, and it should be even more terrifying to Americans that the details of this meeting have been kept a secret. For all we know, Strache might have been giving Flynn advice to pass on to Trump for when he actually gets into the White House and has the power to commit human rights violations.
Trump and his team barely spoke of the meeting (for good reason), but that didn’t stop Strache from bragging about his meeting with Flynn at Trump Tower on Facebook. Strache called it “a meeting with Michael Flynn and other high-ranking U.S. politicians.”
Even scarier is Strache’s reveal that he’d signed an agreement with Putin during the meeting. He wrote, “Today Signed … a working agreement with the United Russia party of President Vladimir Putin.”
With all of this being said, it should horrify Americans that Trump invited Strache to the inauguration – and Strache confirmed the official invitation on Facebook:
If anyone had remaining faith that Trump was a decent human being, this should really be the last straw. By associating himself with those who support massive human rights atrocities, Trump is setting the stage for a truly terrifying four years. Inviting people like Strache to an inauguration is basically embracing hate groups in America.
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