'Read a Damn Book': Shapiro Blasts the Latest 'Delusional' Trump-Nazi Comparison From Hollywood
Ben Shapiro said the targeting of conservatives started on college campuses a few years ago and has now spread to Democratic lawmakers condoning the harassment of Trump administration officials in public.
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) expressed the hope that Trump officials won't "be able to go to a restaurant" or "stop at a gas station," and that people are going to "turn on them."
Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) then said Monday that administration officials should be confronted in public.
Shapiro said he's "shocked" that the far-left wing of the Democratic Party has been successful in getting lawmakers to endorse this behavior.
He noted that party leaders like Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are not endorsing the public harassment, but they appear to be "outflanked" by large segments of their base.
"I think a lot of folks on the left see this whole tactic as a response to President Trump being rude at rallies and such," he said on "Fox & Friends," explaining that people might think it's OK if they see themselves as being victimized by the other side.
Meantime, movie producer Judd Apatow declared emphatically on Twitter that President Trump is a "Nazi" and the debate about it is over.
He’s a Nazi. He wants no judicial process. He kidnapped children and commits acts of violence for political gain and to support his racist views.He admires violent dictators. Trump is a Nazi. The debate is over. Soon we will have proof he is a Nazi supported by the Russians. https://t.co/o4cS2iWzvS
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) June 25, 2018
Shapiro called it "delusional nonsense" and suggested Apatow "read a damn book" about Nazi Germany. But he said the sentiments about Trump being a Nazi are indicative of Hollywood groupthink.
"It's a water cooler town, and everybody thinks the same way. You can say some crazy things, like 'Trump is a Nazi' and get away with it," Shapiro argued, pointing out that if the president really were a Nazi he wouldn't allow such dissent.
"The Nazis were not famous for allowing dissent."
Watch the full interview above and see Hannity's monologue on the "unhinged left's" attacks on the Trump administration.