House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn said President Trump is planning to “install himself in some kind of emergency way to continue hold onto office” Sunday during an interview on CNN. Clyburn refrained from comparing Trump to Hitler but did say he was the Mussolini to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s Hitler.
REP. JIM CLYBURN: What I said, starting about two-and-a-half, maybe three years ago, after one of his State of the Unions, that I feel very strongly that this man has taken on strong-arm tactics. And I feel very strongly that he is Mussolini, Putin, is [Adolf] Hitler. I said that back then, and I believe that. I believe very strongly that this guy never had any idea about being – want to peacefully transfer power. I don’t think he plans to leave the White House. He doesn’t plan to have fair and unfettered elections. I believe that he plans to install himself in some kind of emergency way to continue hold onto office. And that is why the American people better wake up. I know a little bit about history, and I know how countries find their demise. It is when we fail to let democracy, and the fundamentals of which is a fair unfettered election, and why he is trying to put a cloud over this election. Floating the idea of postponing the elections. He does not — I saw what — within the last few hours. That is some of the worst stuff I’ve ever heard in my life. This is not a perfect democracy. But it’s better than any other that either exists and I really feel that the fundamentals of being afraid, if are not careful, this country will be lost for our next generation of our children and our grandchildren.