Trevor Noah Compares Trump to Hitler — and Himself to Charlie Chaplin

The 'Daily Show' host joined other Hollywood celebrities in seeing the current presidency as a dictatorship

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At this point in Donald J. Trump’s presidency, Hollywood leftists are throwing out Hitler comparisons as often as some people say “good morning.”

Listening to celebrities who often reside in the bubble of Los Angeles talk about living under a dictatorship while they make cushy livings pursuing their passion in the world of entertainment has grown incredibly tiresome.

They simply won’t give up, though — and in some ways, they might just be getting started.

In a recent interview with Gold Derby, “Daily Show” host Trevor Noah piled onto the “Trump is a dictator” idea.

“Trump reminds me in many ways of many African dictators. His demeanor, his style, who he presents himself as and how he processes his power is something that’s all too familiar, not just for an African but for someone from the Middle East, for instance,” Noah declared. “Anyone who comes from a developing nation is all too familiar with a leader like him, so it’s not as shocking as it may be for many other people.”

Noah, who was born in South Africa, then made a truly odd comparison. He said that in covering Trump, he was looking to present people with the “Charlie Chaplin effect.” He specifically referred to Chaplin’s 1940 film “The Great Dictator,” in which the silent film comedian mocked Hitler.

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“So in doing that I feel like we add a level of positivity into the world, because people do struggle to process negative information day in and day out, and when you can find a way to put a positive spin on it, you create, in many ways, the Charlie Chaplin effect that he created during the war. When World War II was happening, soldiers were watching his videos about Hitler and it changed the way they perceived this ‘undefeatable’ leader in their minds, because of the way he was comedically processed,” said Noah.

So Noah not only thinks Trump is Hitler — but that he’s Charlie Chaplin? What kind of upside down world is he inhabiting?

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