Leftist actor Alec Baldwin blasted the GOP and President Donald Trump, comparing the party to Nazis and the president to Adolf Hitler.
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In a fiery Twitter rant, Baldwin — who regularly portrays a parody of Trump on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" — warned people that Republicans are rallying around Trump in the same way Nazi supporters rallied around Hitler.
In response to the news that the Department of Justice wants to reduce Roger Stone's sentence, Baldwin, 61, wrote, "It's official. The United States government is as lawless as the malignant dictatorships we've hated in our foreign policy since WWII."
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In November, a court found former campaign associate Roger Stone guilty on five counts of lying to Congress, one count of obstructing a congressional investigation, and one count of witness tampering. All charges stemmed from special counsel Robert Mueller's collusion investigation, which was later discovered to be unfounded.
In a later tweet, Baldwin ranted, "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 $."
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The actor later on made an even more overt comparison to the Nazi party.
"You wonder how Hitler took control of a once great country," he wrote. "For those of you too young to recall the War or its aftermath, simply watch how this GOP-controlled Senate behaves. Their sniveling fealty and lack of courage. And you begin to get it."
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