Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried (D) compared Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) to Adolf Hitler, the infamous Chancellor of National Socialist controlled Germany from 1933 to 1945.
Fried claims that she has studied Hitler and how he came to power.
“Instead of listening and trying to govern with the people, he’s trying to govern over the people. And that, I’m sorry, I’m a student of history too. I saw the rise of Hitler. I learned those stories,” Fried said.
Fried continued by clarifying that she does not think Florida will reach the severity of Hitler’s power grab.
“Do I think that we’re going to get to the extent of Hitler’s power?” Fried said. “Of course not. But the rise of his power and what he did to scapegoat certain people, and especially the Jewish community in Germany, and how he utilized going after the media, blaming people, and putting fear and then taking over the military. That’s what this governor is doing.”
DeSantis’ press secretary, Christina Pushaw, condemned Fried’s comments.
“If we had an honest media instead of DNC stenographers, reporters would be criticizing Nikki Fried‘s dishonest and offensive claim that Gov. DeSantis is the modern Hitler. Such a comparison trivializes Hitler’s crimes against humanity. This is not funny, it’s sick,” Pushaw said.
Florida State Rep. Randy Fine (R-FL-53) said DeSantis has done more to help Jews in Florida than any other governor.
“As a Jew, I am repulsed by @NikkiFried comparing @GovRonDeSantis to Hitler,” Fine tweeted. “No Governor has done more to help Jews in their state than Governor DeSantis. She needs to disavow her repugnant anti-Semitism — or resign.”
Regarding Hispanic voters in Florida, many of whom are originally from dictatorial nations in Latin America, Fried said they have had “the wool pulled over their eyes” by the Republican Party.
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Grant Holcomb is a reporter at the Florida Capital Star and the Star News Network. Follow Grant on Twitter and direct message tips.
Reprinted from the Florida Capital Star with permission.
Easy Nikki, you’re harshing my mellow with all of this brown shirt talk. Get back to the people’s work of crafting policy and language that will increase profits for your fiance’s weed empire. By the way, was he hot boxing the truck when he demolished a mailbox on Pimlico after putting school children’s lives in danger? Asking for an informed voter.
She looks like Elvira and Morticia Adams had a baby. Which I know is biologically impossible, but the left doesn’t.
When the opponent invokes Hitler or Racism it is a sign of desperation. No matter what party you belong to – this is not the way to win friends or influence enemies. When I go to vote – as an independent – I think now which candidate has made my life better? That’s part of how you get my vote ;).
How sad that a person in such a respected position can defile it with such stupidity
For the last hundred years plus, the Democrats have the honor of “pulling the wool” over the eyes of their constituents!
So sad they duped so many for so long but they are rapidly waking up!!!
They are both fascists. That is one huge similarity.
Nikki Weed needs to apologize, and then resign in disgrace immediately.
She is even more bat poop crazy than self-destructive Andrew Guilty.
If the best they can do is pull Good Time Charlie out of the closet, America’s Governor will have zero problems getting reelected.
Hey, didn’t Eva Braun have raised eyebrows too?
She’s an idiot!
I have to say, she got a really nice endobrow lift.
Maybe if they stop trying to erase History and she would do some research on Hitler, she would KNOW that our Governor is NOT even close to being like Hitler.
Who is DeSantis blaming for his problems? Seems like democrats keep blaming the unvaccinated for every problem in the country.
I still want to know what her married boyfriend’s title would be if she was Governor? First Paramour?
A sign of desperation from a failing campaign. Only soon to be outdone by Chuck I’m sure.
This is what a loser sounds like. How original to use Hitler.
Who was elected out of the blue one day for no reason whatsoever.
WHY would anyone want her for Governor?
I think all that weed Nikki smokes has damaged her brain to the point of a dangerous THC psychosis AKA excrement for brains.
When a Democrat doesn’t have any accomplishments of Their Own they attack their opponent. Charlie Crist has no competition from Nikki Fruit Loop.
Keep using your product “Nikki”. I miss your picture on the gas pumps with the devil horns, beard, and mustache drawn on.
Didn’t that Care Dune actress in the Mandalorian lose her job over a flip comparison to the Nazi’s? This candidate loses all credibility – its politics 101, just don’t compare anyone to Hitler (except for maybe Stalin).
Nikki Fraud needs mental evaluation.
She is a gross hater racist, furthermore she is a stalker. Highly jealous of America’s Governor.
Nikki is an idiot, she’s also corrupted. She jumped right into the hole people dig for themselves when they are out of bullets…headfirst.
She sounds desperate.
It’s good to remind people that the “Nazi” party referred to the National SOCIALIST party of Germany.