Francis spoke strongly on this theme in recent press interviews.
- Francis said recent political rhetoric has echoed that of Nazi Germany…“we hear speeches that resemble those of Hitler in 1934…These are frightening thoughts.”
- He called for migrants to be integrated into society and said nationalism is an “attitude of isolation.”
In an indirect but clear reference to President Donald Trump, Francis stated there was “a people who were immersed in a crisis, who were searching for their identity until this charismatic leader came and promised to give their identity back, and he gave them a distorted identity, and we all know what happened.”
IndieDems is pleased that Pope Francis has echoed the position we have taken for some time pointing out how Trump and his Republican followers are mirror imaging Hitler and the Nazis in Germany in the 1930s.
And the Pope’s words were delivered prior to the recent G-7 summit in France, which presented in bold relief the disastrous consequences of Trump’s “America first” policies. Trump’s abdication of the United States traditional role as international leader is beginning to worry even some Republicans.