Hillary Clinton compared Vladimir Putin’s recent actions in Ukraine to Adolph Hitler’s Nazi Germany at a fundraiser yesterday, as reported first at the Long Beach Press-Telegram.
She was quoted as saying,
“Now if this sounds familiar, it’s what Hitler did back in the 30s,” she said. “All the Germans that were … the ethnic Germans, the Germans by ancestry who were in places like Czechoslovakia and Romania and other places, Hitler kept saying they’re not being treated right. I must go and protect my people and that’s what’s gotten everybody so nervous.”
Evidently that “reset” button did not work the way Clinton intended.
Vladimir Putin, by the way, has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, as reported at the New York Daily News, which wryly observed,
“Putin, who is also known for his persecution of gay Russians, was reportedly nominated for helping defuse last year’s crisis in Syria.”
As reported at the Washington Times today, Clinton “tried to walk back from a comparison she made of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Nazi leader Adolph Hitler, calling on a critical public to remember she was only speaking to the historical links.”
According to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Clinton was speaking at UCLA, where she said in part,
“I’m not make a comparison certainly, but I am recommending that we perhaps can learn from this tactic that has been used before.”