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Ken Burns: Trump Camp’s Playbook ‘Is Out of the National Socialist Party in Germany’

Historical filmmaker Ken Burns had a pretty blunt assessment of Donald Trump‘s campaign tactics in an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour this week.

“I don’t recognize me country anymore,” he said. “This is so terrifying. I think this is an existential moment for the United States of America. I think this is the greatest threat since the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Second World War for how we’re going to be and what kind of people we want to be.”

Amanpour brought up what someone wrote about Trump’s “myth of rigging” the election and how it may have links to German propaganda in the 30s and 40s. Burns responded thusly:

“The Trump campaign is––their playbook is out of the National Socialist Party in Germany in every regard. The dog whistles of race and immigration.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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