Hill.TV’s Krystal Ball on Friday blasted comparisons between Nazis and Democrats made by Donald Trump Jr. and Dinesh D’Souza, saying the statements do nothing to move the U.S. forward. 

“I’m not okay with people on the left comparing Trump to Hitler. No one in modern America is like Hitler. We are not heading to the Holocaust,” Ball told co-host Buck Sexton on “Rising.” 

“I think it is entirely fair for Dinesh or the president’s son to make that point,” she added. “But why, and how is it helpful, to then turn around and say ‘no, the real Nazis and the real racists that we have to save the country from, which is the whole point of the movie are the Democrats? I mean, how does that help? How does that help the country? How does that move us forward?” 
“I think they view it as fighting back against an unfair narrative,” Sexton responded. 
“Someone has to deescalate. Yeah, it is an unfair narrative. I think there are things that are unprecedented with this president that are troubling and erode the democracy, that is very different than saying he is Hitler. So make that case, but why turn around and say Democrats are Nazis,” Ball said. 
Ball’s comments come after President Trump’s son said the Democratic Party’s modern-day platform was “awfully similar” to the Nazi Party’s platform in the 1930s. 
D’Souza, a conservative commentator and filmmaker, makes a similar comparison in his new film “Death of a Nation: Can We Save America a Second Time?”

— Julia Manchester

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