New Lincoln Project ad compares Donald Trump’s plans for America to Nazi Germany

Lincoln Project Translation Nazi Germany
‘We’ve heard the kind of promises Donald Trump is making before. But last time, they were in German.’

A new Lincoln Project ad is likening Donald Trump’s plans for a second presidential term to Adolf Hitler’s seizure of dictatorial power in Germany — and it’s using the former President’s words to support that juxtaposition.

The one-minute spot, titled “Translation,” states plainly, “We’ve heard the kind of promises Donald Trump is making before. But last time, they were in German.”

For its remainder, the video shows footage of massive Nazi-supporting crowds, German soldiers marching with swastika flags, book burnings, savagery against Jews, and images evocative of the 1933 Reichstag fire that laid the groundwork for Hitler’s tyrannical reign.

Throughout, Trump can be heard explaining his five-step plan for reshaping America’s government:

— Reissue his 2020 executive order to weed out what he sees as a “deep state” bureaucracy.

— Remove “corrupt actors” in U.S. national security and intelligence agencies “so that faceless bureaucrats will never again be able to target and persecute conservatives.”

— Establish a “Truth and Reconciliation Commission” to declassify all documents on domestic spying, censorship and corruption.

— Launch a “major crackdown on government leakers who collude with the fake news to deliberately weave false narratives.”

— Move parts of the federal government to new locations outside of Washington, D.C.

The new ad, Lincoln Project Communications Director Greg Minchak said, “shows how Trump promises to consolidate power, eradicate dissenters and enact his autocratic agenda.”

“This playbook isn’t new — it was just written in German last time,” he said. “This ad is another in our series demonstrating how Trump is promising that his second term would be anti-democratic in nature — and that we should believe him.”

The ad follows other Trump-targeted videos the Lincoln Project recently released, including one last week highlighting the sexual assault and defamation accusations the former President faces and another from early January likening the Jan. 6 rioters to preachers waging a “holy war” to re-elect him.

Despite his legal troubles, Trump is polling neck-and-neck with President Joe Biden among likely voters, according to FiveThirtyEight.

Jesse Scheckner

Jesse Scheckner has covered South Florida with a focus on Miami-Dade County since 2012. His work has been recognized by the Hearst Foundation, Society of Professional Journalists, Florida Society of News Editors, Florida MMA Awards and Miami New Times. Email him at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter @JesseScheckner.


8 comments

  • Defund Dangerous florida

    February 2, 2024 at 1:54 pm

    Trump is actually Russia’s Nazi, but close…

  • My Take

    February 2, 2024 at 2:58 pm

    Trump — More a tubby Goering than a Hitler.
    But he lies like Goebbels.

  • Earl Pitts "Sage Political Expert Emeritas" Ameriecan

    February 2, 2024 at 5:55 pm

    Good evening America,
    The irrelevant Lincoln Project spewing out more flatulance nobody gives a flying eff about.
    Nothing to see here Sage Patriots.
    Thank you America,
    Earl Pitts American

    • RVH

      February 3, 2024 at 7:29 am

      Ole’ Arm Pitts speaks again. The reason I call him Arm Pitts is, that’s the only thing we see when he has the palm of his hand extended out above his head while saluting Trump.

      • Earl Pitts "Sage Political Expert Emeritas" Ameriecan

        February 3, 2024 at 11:50 am

        Good Afternoon RVH,
        You are hereby placed under the painfull Chastizement Of Earl Pitts American for the remainder of the weekend.
        You are under House Arrest for the remainder of the weekend and you must report to work at 8:00 AM sharp where Earl Pitts American will be waiting to further punish you.
        Thank you RVP,
        Other than that “Have An Earl Pitts American” weekend,
        Earl Pitts American

      • Earl Pitts "Sage Political Expert Emeritas" Ameriecan

        February 3, 2024 at 1:08 pm

        …in addition RVH I, Earl Pitts American, am suspending your masturbation rights also for the entire weekend. So RVH if you were thinking you could just pull your pudski to pass the time while locked down on house arrest I, Earl Pitts American, just put a stop to that, as a part of your chastizenent punishment.
        Thanks RVH,
        Earl Pitts American

    • Earl's Long Suffering But Heavily Medicated Wife

      February 4, 2024 at 5:23 pm

      Sorry everyone. I went to the store and he escaped his restraints again. Found him furiously masturbating in the park and posting. Again. We’re upping his meds to match mine.

  • Dont Say FLA

    February 3, 2024 at 10:33 am

    Trump claims all news coverage about him is fake news, but he keeps talking to the media.

    Doesn’t that mean he is colluding with the media to create and disseminate fake news? He says what they with their coverage about him, yet he keeps participating in it.

    According to Trump’s own rules, he would have to issue an “off with his head” order for himself

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