(RightWingAmericans.com) – Actor Alec Baldwin is one of the most famous actors in the world. He’s also one of the most outspoken liberal actors, and has a huge audience for his thoughts, with almost 280,000 followers on Twitter.
Baldwin is one of the most outspoken critics of President Donald Trump. He even gets a lot of notoriety for his impersonations of the president on Saturday Night Live.
Baldwin certainly has a right to his own opinion about Trump and the administration, but what he said recently about the president crossed a new line. A series of three tweets he sent in a span of 24 hours compared Trump and his administration to that of Hitler.
First came this, at 2:48 p.m. on February 12: “It’s official. The United States government is as lawless as the malignant dictatorships we’ve hated in our foreign policy since WWII.”
Then came this, at 11:18 p.m. that day: “Remember that fascist thinking takes hold when a standard of living is threatened consistently. People think that things are changing, and downward for most Americans. And that this will become the new normal. They are wholly directed by $.”
The final tweet, at 8:24 a.m. on February 13, leaped way across the line, though: “You wonder how Hitler took control of a once great country. For those of you too young to recall the War or its aftermath, simply watch how this GOP-controlled Senate behaves. Their sniveling fealty and lack of courage. And you begin to get it.”
There are a number of things that can be said in response to this apparent rant by Baldwin. It’s funny, though, how the 61-year-old Baldwin — born a full 13 years after the end of World War II — thinks he is some sort of authority on Hitler. “Those … too young to recall the War of its aftermath” would seemingly include Baldwin, since he didn’t even become an adult until the Vietnam War was already over for a full year.
Baldwin was apparently incensed at recent developments in Washington, D.C., including Trump’s acquittal in the Senate impeachment trial and the belief of liberals that the president somehow influenced the Department of Justice and Attorney General William Barr to step in and help his friend Roger Stone by reducing the federal prison sentence recommendation.
Liberals like Baldwin are certainly entitled to their opinion, no matter how much it differs from your own thoughts and beliefs. That’s a basic American right, without a doubt. But comparing President Trump’s actions to a man who was the leader responsible for the deaths of approximately 6 million Jews in the Holocaust and another 11 million deaths worldwide as part of World War II is another thing entirely.
This sort of over-the-top messaging is exactly what grabs the attention of people, though, regardless of whether it’s based in any real fact or if it comes from someone who has any clue what he’s talking about.