Alec Baldwin compares Trump to Hitler, says 'sniveling' GOP lacks the courage to stand up to POTUS
He further said the Republican-controlled Senate was behaving eerily similar to the Nazi regime
Actor Alec Baldwin slammed President Donald Trump in a scathing attack on Twitter on Wednesday, comparing the Republican to Adolf Hitler. Baldwin also warned the public and urged them to wake up before Trump's "fascist thinking" becomes the new normal.
The 61-year-old, who often portrays Trump on Saturday Night Live, is a vocal critic of the President.
Baldwin tweeted: "It’s official. The United States government is as lawless as the malignant dictatorships we’ve hated in our foreign policy since WWII." Hours after the tweet, the actor wrote another one stating that the President espouses fascist ideals.
"Remember that fascistic 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 $," he said.
Baldwin also drew parallels between Trump and Hitler, saying that the Republican-controlled Senate is behaving eerily similar to the Nazi regime and lacked the courage to stand up to their Republican leader." 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," the actor continued. "Their sniveling fealty and lack of courage. And you begin to get it."
The actor's outrage came shortly after the Department of Justice asked for Roger Stone to be given a lighter sentence. Stone, a former Trump aide was convicted last year on seven counts, including witness tampering and lying to Congress.
The arrest was made during former Special Counsel Robert Muller's investigation into the Trump campaign and its possible collusion with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential elections. Stone is scheduled to be sentenced next week.
The Justice Department announcement, which was made after Trump criticized Stone's lengthy sentence on Twitter, led all four prosecutors on the Stone case to resign on Tuesday. The decision also sparked scrutiny over White House interference in judicial matters.