Less than two days after comparing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) to Nazi Adolf Hitler, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried (D) appears to reassert her controversial remarks from last Friday.
“Ron DeSantis and his anti-democratic demagoguery is a danger to our state, our country, and yes, the world. Choose your own historical example if you want, but it’s the damn truth,” stated Commissioner Fried in a tweet Sunday.
Commissioner Fried doesn’t mention Hitler’s name in her statement, but stating that Gov. DeSantis is a threat to “the world” and by her telling readers to “choose their own historical example,” appears to be a veiled attempt to double down on her claim that DeSantis is like the former Nazi dictator.
“I'm a student of history too, I saw the rise of Hitler. I've learned of those stories. I have studied Hitler and how he got t0 power you know, wanting his own militia and having his own militia,” said Commissioner Fried about Gov. DeSantis.
Fried continued, accusing DeSantis of “blaming “certain parts blaming certain parts of our society and our culture and that's exactly what Hitler did to the Jews back you know during World War II."
"Do I think that we're going to get to this extent of Hitler's power, of course not, but the rise of his power and what he did to scapegoat certain parts and especially the Jewish community in Germany and how he utilized taking going after the media going after, and scapegoating people and blaming people and putting fear and then taking over the military, that's what this governor is doing," concluded Fried
Ron DeSantis and his anti-democratic demagoguery is a danger to our state, our country, and yes, the world.
Choose your own historical example if you want, but it’s the damn truth.
— Nikki Fried (@NikkiFried) January 16, 2022