Trump is doing ‘exactly what Hitler did’ by turning Ashli Babbitt into a ‘martyr for the cause’: journalist
Composite image, Adolph Hitler via Wikimedia Commons and Donald Trump photo by Gage Skidmore.

Donald Trump is taking a page out of Hitler's playbook by sending a video message to the parents of Ashli Babbitt, praising the January 6 insurrectionist on her birthday.

That's what journalist, attorney, and SiriusXM Progress host Dean Obeidallah is warning.

On Sunday a far right wing pundit released the video, in which Trump chillingly says: “There was no reason Ashli should have lost her life that day. We must all demand justice for Ashli and her family."

Babbitt was shot and killed as she was trying to crawl through a broken window and break into the Speakers' Lounge, just feet away from where members of Congress were hiding from the violent insurrectionists.

Obeidallah, along with many others, has expressed disgust at Trump's message.

"Trump is making Ashli Babbitt into MAGA's version of the Nazis' Horst Wessel. He was killed in 1930 by Hitler's political enemies," Obeidallah says. "Hitler and Goebbels made him a martyr for the cause. It inspires the base to sacrifice their lives for the leader."

Obeidallah adds that Trump "continues to make Ashli Babbitt a martyr for his cause because she was killed waging Trump's coup. This is EXACTLY what Hitler did after his failed 1923 coup. He honored those killed in the coup attempt to inspire more people to wage violence on his behalf.

"Trump speaking to Ashli Babbitt's family is a lesson Trump learned from Hitler," he adds, showing proof: