03/05/2016 06:24 pm ET HUFFINGTONPOST
Donald Trump’s ascent to the top of the Republican presidential candidate heap has been increasingly likened to the rise of Adolf Hitler, as both men have used racist rhetoric and blamed select groups of minorities for many of the country's problems.
|Donald Trump makes members of his Orlando crowd|
raise their right hands and swear to vote in the primary.
On Saturday, that comparison became even more apparent when footage surfaced of Trump at a rally in Orlando, Florida, that was eerily reminiscent of 1930s Nazi rallies.
Toward the end of his speech, Trump can be seen addressing the crowd forcefully. He tells them to raise their right hand and asks them to repeat after him that they will vote for him for president, no matter what.
"Don't forget you all raised your hand, you swore," Trumps says to the crowd afterwards. "Bad things happen if you don't live up to what you just did." The clip mirrored scenes of Hitler addressing crowds in Nazi Germany and performing the Nazi salute -- a raised right hand.
On Friday, Bill Maher aired a mock translation of one of Hitler's speeches on his show to demonstrate how both men employed racist rhetoric that appeals to the public's fears.
Similarly, comedian Louis C.K. sent an email to his fans Saturday comparing Trump to Hitler and begging people not to vote for him. "It was funny for a little while," he wrote in his email. "But the guy is Hitler."