Dr. Allen Francis said that Trump may end up being responsible for more deaths than Hitler, Stalin, and Mao.
.@AllenFrancesMD, a psychiatrist, tells @Brianstelter: Trump "may be responsible for many more million deaths" than Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, and Mao Zedong.https://t.co/cBUZVQjhNU pic.twitter.com/RVARyeVnVh
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) August 25, 2019
Dr. Allen Francis said on CNN’s Reliable Sources:
The second issue is that calling Trump crazy hides the fact that we’re crazy for having elected him and even crazier for allowing his crazy policies to persist. Trump is as destructive a person in this century as Hitler, Stalin, and Mao were in the last century. He may be responsible for many more million deaths than they were. He needs to be contained but he needs to be contained by attacking his policies, not his person.
It’s crazy for us to be destroying the climate our children will live in. It’s crazy to be giving tax cuts to the rich that will add trillions of dollars to the debt our children will have to pay. It’s crazy to be destroying our democracy by claiming that the press and the courts of the enemy of the people. We have to face these policies not Trump’s person.
For context, it is estimated that the Nazis killed 16.5 million Jews, Soviet civilians, non-Jewish Polish civilians, and Soviet POWs. Mao killed 45 million people in four years during his Great Leap Forward Policy, and Stalin is estimated to have killed 20 million people.
Dr. Frances doesn’t say that Trump is responsible, but that he may be responsible for more deaths than three of the last century’s most infamous mass murderers when all is said and done. There is an argument to be made that Trump’s attempts to destroy US democracy and his policies could have severe long-term impacts on generations to come. Trump the man will leave office at some point, but the point that Dr. Frances was making is that his policies could be laying the foundation for this century’s next great disaster.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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