The Democratic Party's platform is "awfully similar" to that of the Nazis in the 1930s, "to a point where it's actually scary," Donald Trump Jr., the son of the U.S. president, told the OAN network on Thursday.
Attending the D.C. premiere of conservative filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza's "Death of a Nation," Trump Jr. praised the "actual history" and "actual facts" he said the film presented. "If you look at the movie, you'll see that there is a very distinct and clear difference between what actually happened and what is being sold to our youth today," he said.
"When you have all these, you know, a bunch of kids in dreadlocks running around screaming about fascism and all these things, it's like, wait a second, have you actually taken a history class?" Trump Jr. remarked. "Do you actually know what these words mean that you're running around and spewing? And I think they don't."
Ahead of the premiere, the president's son wrote on his Twitter account that the film was "going to fire up Republicans for the midterms exploring how fascism so closely links to the platform of the progressive left today."
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Afterwards, he tweeted: "So the left spends the last 3 years falsely calling my entire family NAZI's [sic], but the second I point out the similarities between the economic platform of the National Socialists and the Democrat Party [sic], they scream bloody murder."
Included in the tweet was a short video by D'Souza alleging that the Nazi party's official platform "reads like something jointly written by Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders." Among the specific Nazi policy goals mentioned in the video: "Moneylenders and profiteers punished by death," "state control of the media and the press," and "seizure of land without compensation." The video does not describe any positions in the Democratic platform.
In May, President Trump pardoned D'Souza, who pleaded guilty in 2014 to campaign finance fraud.