Vance Once Worried Trump Would Be “America’s Hitler”

“But I’m not surprised by Trump’s rise, and I think the entire party has only itself to blame. We are, whether we like it or not, the party of lower-income, lower-education white people, and I have been saying for a long time that we need to offer those people SOMETHING (and hell, maybe even expand our appeal to working class black people in the process) or a demagogue would.

“We are now at that point. Trump is the fruit of the party’s collective neglect. I go back and forth between thinking Trump is a cynical asshole like Nixon who wouldn’t be that bad (and might even prove useful) or that he’s America’s Hitler. How’s that for discouraging?” – Trump-endorsed US Senate candidate J.D. Vance, in a just unearthed 2016 text to his former Yale roommate.

That roommate, Josh McLaurin, is a now a Democratic Georgia state rep. “America’s Hitler” is now trending on Twitter.