In his new book, journalist Michael Bender reports on an explosive statement by Trump from 2018. Even his chief of staff was stunned. The former US president denies the incident.
Former US President Donald Trump is said to have made positive comments about Adolf Hitler in the past, according to a book. “Hitler did a lot of good things,” Trump is said to have said in 2018 during a visit to Europe on the occasion of the centenary of the end of the First World War. This is reported by the British daily “Guardian”, citing a book by the “Wall Street Journal” reporter Michael Bender, which is due to appear next week.
According to the Guardian, the book said that Trump’s then chief of staff, John Kelly, gave the president a kind of history lesson on the trip to Europe. He pointed out the connections between the First World War and the Second World War and Hitler’s crimes. Then Trump said: “Well, Hitler did a lot of good things.” The US president referred to the economic recovery in Germany in the 1930s.
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Kelly was “stunned” and vigorously contradicted Trump, according to the book, according to the Guardian. The President did not allow himself to be dissuaded from his position. Bender interviewed Trump for his book. Trump denied having said that about Hitler.
Bender’s book “Frankly, We Did Win This Election” (German roughly: “To be honest, we have won this election”) deals with Trump’s defeat in the presidential election on November 3, 2020. The title is a quote from Trump that continues to this day refuses to recognize Democrat Joe Biden’s election victory. The 75-year-old Republican continues to spread the conspiracy theory that he actually won the election and was deprived of a second term through massive electoral fraud.
His former chief of staff, John Kelly, has been a Trump critic for quite some time. The retired general left the White House in early 2019.