Comedian Russell Brand sounded off on Hillary Clinton for labeling Trump supporters as Nazis and using the term “fascist’ to discredit people with opposing viewpoints.
Clinton compared former President Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler and his supporters to Nazis, when she spoke at the Texas Tribune Festival in Austin.
“I remember as a young student, you know, trying to figure out, how people get basically brought in by Hitler. How did that happen?” She questioned. “I’d watch newsreels and I’d see this guy standing up there ranting and raving, and people shouting and raising their arms. I thought, ‘What’s happened to these people?'”
“You saw the rally in Ohio the other night, Trump is there ranting and raving for more than an hour, and you have these rows of young men with their arms raised. I thought, what is going on?” Clinton said according to Fox News.
Brand addressed the former Secretary of State’s comments on the latest episode of his YouTube podcast this week.
“Hillary Clinton has compared Trump supporters to Nazis,” he detailed. “But she has declared that she admires that new Italian leader [Giorgia Meloni] who the left say is a ‘fascist,’ and also, though, aren’t there Nazis fighting for the Ukraine? Is ‘fascist’ just a convenient term to bring down people you don’t agree with?”
Brand said that labeling somebody a Nazi is a “pretty serious allegation,” and calling people fascists is an easy way to “disparage them rather than having a genuine concern.”
“Once you say someone’s a Nazi you know you’re saying ‘We don’t have to deal with you, we don’t have to talk to you, you’re out of the conversation,'” he remarked.
Brand roasted liberal politicians for stoking “social tensions” and exacerbating cultural conflicts to “avoid confronting the inefficiency” of their party’s ideology.
“If you want to prevent extremism, what you have to have is a functional democracy, not a democracy where you highlight Trump in order to ensure that your own party, in this case the Democrat Party, can neglect ordinary blue-collar Americans of all hues, colors, and persuasions,” he went on.
“Whether you like Donald Trump or don’t like Donald Trump, comparing him to a Nazi is illegitimate, it’s wrong, and it’s a way of avoiding your own political shortcomings, and that’s the real problem,” Brand concluded.
The “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” star lashed out at the YouTube last week, after the streamer yanked down one of his videos for COVID misinformation.
“We have been officially censored by YouTube,” Brand shared in a Twitter video. “They took down one of our videos for misinformation, but why are big media organizations not censored for misinformation in the same way? Is it because YouTube are part of the mainstream media now?”
He said that the video “misinterpreted” information from a government website, and when they uploaded an apology video about it, YouTube removed that video for reiterating the claim to explain the error.
“We made an error, in my opinion a relatively small error, and we’re being penalized! For me that looks like censorship, and the reason I think it looks like censorship is because there’s mainstream media misinformation up all the time,” Brand fumed.