One of the most outrageous claims from the deluge of new Trump books hitting the shelves this month is that the then-president lavished praise on Adolf Hitler at a memorial for World War One.
Michael Bender, the author of Frankly, We Did Win This Election says on the latest episode of The New Abnormal that the Hitler incident was just one shocking example of people in Trump’s orbit belatedly coming to realize how dangerous the president was.
“It’s one of the most striking details in the book,” Bender says. “John Kelly finds himself having to give the President of the United States a very top-line history lesson on who the allies were, who the enemies were, what the U.S. role was, and what the through line was to World War Two. And Trump stops him at one point and says, ‘Well, you know, Hitler did some good things too.’ And, John Kelly, I mean, he’s out of his mind, right?”