A Holocaust scholar compared Donald Trump to Hitler. His high school placed him on leave.

Nov 14, 2016 by

Frank Navarro, a high school teacher, was placed on paid leave after a parent complained about his teaching methods.

A high school teacher and a Holocaust scholar was placed on paid leave after drawing parallels between President-elect Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler in his class.

Frank Navarro, who teaches at Mountain View High School in California’s Silicon Valley, said he cited some of Trump’s controversial and racially charged statements, such as calling Mexican immigrants “rapists” and criminals and making comments about the Mexican heritage of a judge presiding over a lawsuit against Trump University, to make the case that there are some parallels with Hitler’s persecution of Jews and the Nazi leader’s rise to power.

Both had promised to make their countries “great again,” Navarro said.

He also cited Trump’s previous statements about weakening libels laws to draw comparisons with how the Nazis established control and influence over the independent press.

Source: A Holocaust scholar compared Donald Trump to Hitler. His high school placed him on leave. – The Washington Post

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