Since President Trump started his campaign run and later winning the presidency, journalists worldwide have been comparing him to Hitler. The words Nazi and Hitler has been tossed around loosely with very little thought into what they mean. Very few of those journalists, making that comparison, have taken the time to read Mein Kampf and the Art of the Deal. Instead, they opt instead for soundbites, taken out of context, to support their superficial comparison.
Over the past several weeks, I re-read both books: The Ford Translation of Mein Kampf, written by Adolf Hitler, and The Art of the Deal, written by Donald Trump. (I read both books in the 1990’s). Moreover, I also listened to the accompanying audio books, gaining further insight into the tones. This analysis mainly focuses on the personal attributes and the years before each author achieved notoriety.
Mein Kampf Overview
Published in two volumes in 1924 and 1927 by Eher Verlag, the original German version contained 720 pages. It was completed before Hitler achieved fame. He actually did not write the book but rather dictated the contents. Rudolph Hess and Emil Morris composed Volume 1 while in prison with Adolph Hitler. His secretary composed Volume 2, after he got out of jail, while he was on a retreat in a mountain cottage. “My Struggle” or “My Battle for the People” is approximately 30% autobiography, 30% documentation of post-war Germany, and 40% political manifesto.
Documenting his personal defeats, Hitler doesn’t take personal responsibility. Rather he blames the Jews, Communists and foreign powers. The historical aspects, covering postwar Germany are interesting and everyone should understand how the hyperinflation came about. However, a pervasive theme of resentment and “how things should be,” prevails throughout the book. Nevertheless, Hitler does offer specific ideas on how to plan every aspect of society. After reading this book, spending over five years living in Norway and Sweden, and working on Wall Street, I believe that the 4th Reich lives on: hidden within European socialism and the modern financial institutions. This book should be required reading but it’s not enjoyable and it takes some work to get through it.
Mein Kampf Table of Contents
- Volume 1 is about post WWI German History and Hitler’s life
- Volume 2 is the Nazi Manual, including history, procedures and visions
Volume One: A Reckoning
Chapter 1: In the House of My Parents
Chapter 2: Years of Study and Suffering in Vienna
Chapter 3: General Political Considerations Based on My Vienna Period
Chapter 4: Munich
Chapter 5: The World War
Chapter 6: War Propaganda
Chapter 7: The Revolution
Chapter 8: The Beginning of My Political Activity
Chapter 9: The “German Workers’ Party”
Chapter 10: Causes of the Collapse
Chapter 11: Nation and Race
Chapter 12: The First Period of Development of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party
Volume Two: The National Socialist Movement
Chapter 1: Philosophy and Party
Chapter 2: The State
Chapter 3: Subjects and Citizens
Chapter 4: Personality and the Conception of the Völkisch State
Chapter 5: Philosophy and Organization
Chapter 6: The Struggle of the Early Period – the Significance of the Spoken Word
Chapter 7: The Struggle with the Red Front
Chapter 8: The Strong Man Is Mightiest Alone
Chapter 9: Basic Ideas Regarding the Meaning and Organization of the Sturmabteilung
Chapter 10: Federalism as a Mask
Chapter 11: Propaganda and Organization
Chapter 12: The Trade-Union Question
Chapter 13: German Alliance Policy After the War
Chapter 14: Eastern Orientation or Eastern Policy
Chapter 15: The Right of Emergency Defense
The Art of the Deal Overview
Originally published in 1987 by Random House, the book contained 372 pages. It was ghostwritten by Tony Schwartz after Donald Trump achieved fame and fortune. The Art of the deal is 30% autobiography, 50% business case studies and 20% motivation. There are only a few sentences of “manifesto” where he expressed frustration with our leadership. Specifically, he pointed out the handling of Japanese trade relations in the 1980s: dumping steel below cost into America while excessively taxing and restricting our finished goods going to Japan.
Trump documents his life with enthusiasm, acknowledging his privilege while growing up. He cites his parents, wife, siblings, and kids as keys to his success. The book also offers deep insight into several of his most famous deals. Although, he is critical of media and government with respect to personal deals, it is not the main theme. The general tone is upbeat and self-congratulating. He celebrates the American dream as a millionaire with a beautiful wife, three kids, and Hollywood like fame. When I read this book for the first time in the 1990s, while serving as a US Naval Officer, I went out and bought a four-bedroom house on the beach. Stretching, I financed the purchase with $20,000, which I saved since high school, and the VA Loan. I fixed it up and rented it out for a profit. 13 years later, I sold it for a 400% profit. Riding that success, I was further inspired to marry a beautiful Eastern European girl – half my age. The Art of the Deal is an easy and enjoyable read, celebrating America in the 1980s.
The Art of the Deal Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Dealing: A Week in the Life
Chapter 2: Trump Cards: The Elements of the Deal
Chapter 3: Growing Up
Chapter 4: The Cincinnati Kid: Prudence Pays
Chapter 5: The Move to Manhattan
Chapter 6: Grand Hotel: Reviving 42nd Street
Chapter 7: Trump Tower: The Tiffany Location
Chapter 8: Gaming: The Building on the Boardwalk
Chapter 9: Wynn-Fall: The Battle for Hilton
Chapter 10: Low Rent, High Takes: The Showdown on Central Park South
Chapter 11: Long Shot: The Spring and Fall of the USFL
Chapter 12: Ice Capades: Rebuilding Wollman Rink
Chapter 13: Comeback: A West Side Story
Chapter 14: The Week That Was: How the Deals Came Out
Author and Biography Comparison
Adolph Hitler was born in 1889 in Austria. His father, who had been married twice before, was a customs officer (government official) and died of alcoholism when Adolf was around 14 years old. Hitler was the third of six children. His formative years were rather disturbed and he did poorly in school. Nevertheless, he felt himself to be a genius. After his mother died, when he was 18, he moved to Vienna to purse an art career. After getting rejected from a famous art academy, he started taking up anti-Semitism. He volunteered for service in the German army during WWI. Although receiving several medals for bravery, he was never promoted beyond corporal. After the war, he rejoined anti-Semitic political causes.
Hitler was not much of a lady’s man, often having difficulty with relationships. Later, at 40, while running the Nazi party, he met the 17-year Eva during a photoshoot. She was rather simple, working as the photographer’s assistant, and coming from a typical middle-class German background. Although there are various accounts of Hitler’s private life, it is quite apparent that he was not open about it. He proclaimed that he was married to Germany and wanted to portray a father figure image for all Nazis. It is rumored, in alternative news circles, that he has two daughters after he escaped to Argentina and perhaps a son while serving as a corporal in the German army.
Donald Trump was born in 1946 in the Queens borough of New York City. He was the fourth of five children. His father was an already established real estate developer and businessman in New York. Although he grew up with privilege, his father was a disciplinarian, instilling a strong work ethic. Trump’s early years, by all accounts, were upbeat. He was popular and extremely social. Although rebellious, sneaking out of school to visit New York, he was an outstanding student and athlete, finishing towards the top of his class. Even though he attended a military high school, Trump did all he could to avoid military service, obtaining medical deferments to avoid the draft.
Right from the start, he wanted to be a businessman like his father. After starting at Fordham University, he transferred and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business. Trump is a well-known lady’s man, dating models and glamorous high-profile women. Married three times, he had five official children and no unofficial ones. Although Melania appears quiet in stature, she was an established model before meeting President Trump. All the President’s children hold their father in high regard and are successful in life or school. Despite his past, Trump attempts to portray a positive family image.
The similarities between the authors are superficial at best.
- Autobiographical Heroes: Both authors are heroes in their own story, coming across as egotistical and self-righteous. Nevertheless, those aspects are typical of autobiographies, putting the author in a position of authority to deliver their message.
- Architecture: Both authors expressed an interest in buildings and architecture. However, Hitler was into the artistic aspects and Trump was mostly interested in the financial ones. Architecture for Hitler was a means to express the presence and power of the state. For Trump, it was about offering his customers an experience, branding, and ultimately exiting at a profit. Mein Kampf makes no mention of building finances or capitalization rates.
- Media: Both have disdain for the mainstream media. However, Hitler aimed to shut down opposition and take control of the major outlets. He ran a state run service, which monopolized the news. On the other hand, Trump engages in open combat with reporters and critics. Instead of trying to silence them, he encourages vigorous debate. At the daily press conference, Sarah Sanders almost always calls on reporters Trump critics? We get to see this live every day on livestream from the White House. Moreover, Trump is giving credence to alternative media, offering us more choices for news and information.
In essence, Trump liberated the media whereas Hitler suppressed it by force, sending in brown shirts and the SS to beat down opposition. Trump perceives media in absolute value terms. Whether publicity is good or bad, it is still publicity at the end of the day. The magnitude or audience reach matters more than if the story is positive or negative. It is quite obvious that Trump has faith in the public, finding the facts for themselves and making the right decision.
- Detail Oriented Micromanagers: Mein Kampf and The Art of the Deal both convey that their respective authors are micromanagers, dwelling over every detail, disregarding advice, and often overstepping those appointed below them. Nevertheless, obsession with details is a typical trait with many entrepreneurs and leaders. Howard Hughes, Gianna Versace, and Bill Gates were also detail oriented micro-managers.
Reading both books reveals a sea of difference between the two authors. These are the major ones:
- Comparing Books: Both books are first major works by both authors, published at middle-age. Hitler published his first volume at age 36 and Trump at 41. Hitler’s book was a manifesto, looking towards the future. Trump’s was a reflection on his own life, sharing what qualities and deals made him successful. Hitler’s book, especially the first volume, was a historical account of what happened in Germany after WWI. Trump’s book was also a historical account, detailing real estate development in New York. However, it was mostly about himself.
- Achieving Best Seller Status: Trump’s book became an immediate best seller, based on marketplace demand. Hitler’s book only achieved significance after he became the Chancellor, mandating that everyone buy a copy. It was a criminal offense not to own a copy. The state also purchased copies, offering them as wedding presents, further boosting sales. Ironically, both books remain best sellers today.
- Career Paths (Already mentioned above): The fundamental difference between Hitler and Trump were their chosen career paths. Hitler was never a good student and after failing to get into art school, he took up freelance painting and political movements. He despised hard work but he did serve heroically in WWI. He was as a messenger, jumping between trenches to deliver orders to the soldiers. Ultimately, he was awarded the Iron Cross, Germany’s highest award for valor, along with several other medals. After WWI, he returned to political movements, eventually becoming the Nazi leader. Although profiting from books sales, licensing of his caricature, and other enterprises, he openly despised capitalism.
On the other hand, Donald Trump went into the family business, never having to struggle for existence. Growing up with stability and influenced by a strong father figure, he was an outgoing and confident golden boy with strong character. He worked on real estate projects while in college and moved on to bigger ones after graduation. Unlike Hitler, Trump finished towards the top of his class and got accepted to the schools of his choice. Trump graduated the Wharton School of Business, one of the best business schools in the world. As discussed earlier, Trump neither served in the military nor endured any physical or psychological hardships during his life. Trump attempted a presidential run in 2000 at age 54 but quickly dropped out. In 2016, entering the race late out of a sense of duty, he became President at 70 – well into retirement for most.
Hence, Politics was Hitler’s life and profession. For Trump, it was an afterthought and something he volunteered, inspired by a sense of duty.
- Blame Game: The key difference between Hitler and Trump is how they assigned blame to those responsible for national problems. Hitler ranted about the Jews, Communists, and the international community. We hear familiar tones in Hillary’s latest book, blaming everyone but herself for the lost election. In her case, she was simply an uncharismatic speaker with questionable integrity, lobbying a globalist agenda that was harmful to a majority of Americans.
Trump blamed our own politicians, citing poor negotiating skills and a lack of patriotic purpose. He did not attribute that to conspiracy but rather blatant stupidity: career politicians lacking business acumen. At the same time Trump congratulated the Japanese, who in the 1980s were laying waste to American industry, as skilled businessmen. Although he was upset with them, he did not fault them for playing the game better than their American opponents. When Trump ran in 2016, although upset, he did not blame the Mexican, Koreans, or Chinese for their deals but rather the American’s responsible for making those deals.
That is a stark difference between the authors. Hitler was quick to scapegoat while Trump peeled back the onion, finding the root of the problem – our own politicians. In fact, we never hear Trump blaming people because of race. In the Art of the deal, he cites deals and partnerships with a gay man and a Jewish one. He is indifferent to race, seeing only the color green. Hitler’s Aryan ideology was front and center.
- Ethno-Nationalism vs. American Patriotism: Both Hitler and Trump were gifted orators. Hitler’s speeches promoted a nationalist agenda built on ethnic identity vs. Trump’s, which call for the prioritization of US citizens over others. He cites the limited resources against unlimited wants and our unsustainable deficit spending as the reasons.
The major difference is that Hitler’s Aryan Supremacy ideology led to the deportation of citizens along ethnic lines, confiscating their property in the process. Trump’s “America First” doctrine makes no distinction among citizens, seeing them all as American. Trump’s illegal immigration agenda is also practical, focusing on those who violated existing laws and pose the greatest threat to American society.
Incidentally, many European nations are more aggressive about deporting illegals than America. Trump emphasizes that he is not against immigration, just the illegal type. Trump wants immigrants who will add to and uphold the American fabric, regardless of background. Hitler wanted to create a super-race, built on Germanic genes.
Muslim Immigration Restrictions vs. Jewish Deportation: The arguments equating Trump’s blocking of immigrants from predominantly Muslim nations is equivalent to sending Jews to concentration camps is extremely off base. Trump wants to vet those coming in, especially from high-risk countries, while Hitler deported and murdered his own citizens. Those are two very different things.
Trump is not like Hitler for calling out the cultural discrepancy between Islamic and American values. Western culture, built on Protestant and Anglo-Saxon values, promotes self-learning and autonomy. The US Constitution emphasizes self-determination and freedom over ones’ destiny. Western culture promotes opposition and diverse opinions as essential to progress. You can tease Jesus and piss on the flag – that is your right. (But remember those offended have the right not to do business with you). The Gutenberg printing press, giving way to mass literacy, was inspired by this concept. Before that period, we had only the Catholic Church and the priests disseminating information to the masses. Most of the people had the same knowledge and general opinion, except for a few gifted thinkers. Afterward, we saw the emergence of different kinds of protestant churches, giving way to a variety of opinions on the meaning of scripture and life in general.
Conversely, there is not a single democratic Islamic nation where Muslims can freely convert to another religion nor women can express themselves through fashion of their choice. If you question or criticize the Koran, your dead. Adultery in those nations is a one-way street where it’s ok for men but a woman would get stoned to death if caught.
Trump discusses ethnicity in terms of borders and stopping the inflow. Hitler conducted ethnic cleansing, regardless of economic contribution or citizenship status.
Concentration Camp Slavery vs. H1-B Reform: While Hitler had no problem enslaving Jews, Trump is outspoken on labor dumping, which undercuts the domestic workforce and endangers our indigenous production ability. It is the modern form of slavery. People work for subsistence wages, paying it all back in the form of overpriced rent, insurance, and transportation. Then the cycle continues to the next pay day, again and again. Trump’s proposals for the H1-B (skilled visa) reform will ensure only the best are admitted, paid at least $135K per year. That policy ensures that hiring from abroad is truly about filling a skill gap. Moreover, these gifted immigrants would be at parity with their American counterparts, giving them the dignity and self-respect they deserve. In the end, they would become Americans, having experienced our culture of work and gained an understanding of our history and culture, connecting their success to the principles rooted in 1776 (Declaration of Independence) and 1787 (US Constitution) .
Moreover, this policy would force the industrialists and corporations, sitting on piles of cash, to invest in American college graduates vs. bypassing them for cheaper options from abroad. The H1-B program, in the current form, creates two classes of workers and animosity between them.
On a side note: I find it ironic that Doctors and Lawyers coming from abroad to work in America face incredibly high barriers, often having to redo parts of their education and take difficult exams, meant to weed out the weaker candidates. The law and medical professions fight hard to maintain wages and standards for their members. However, the Engineering and IT professions are subject to open warfare. Despite being just as difficult to study as law or medicine, there is no protection of the Engineering profession. A large multi-national firm from India can bring IT workers and Engineers, only having to win the H1-B lottery, to replace American engineers at lower cost.
In short – American Patriotism is about earning your identity on merit, following the rules, contribution to society, and swearing the oath of loyalty. Ethno-Nationalism is based on solely on how you are born.
Writing this paper, ignited curiosity on the overall subject, which I continued to investigate:
- Chief Red Cloud, known as the Native-American Nazi: Excerpt from Knute Berger – The strange case of the Northwest’s Native American Nazi:
The image of the “noble savage” embodied by Sioux warriors was embedded in Nazi cultural studies — they admired their “warrior” culture, and Hitler’s fascination with the Western novels of Karl May was well known. The Nazis even declared the Sioux to be Aryan — thus American Indians were acceptable in the Nazi’s tent. –
Not only did the Nazi’s send undercover propaganda officers to incite internal chaos but also Chief Red Cloud promised Hitler 750,000 men to assist the Nazi’s – if they landed on American shores, helping them tear apart our nation.
- Hitler’s Relationship and Admiration with Muslims:
“The peoples of Islam will always be closer to us than, for example, France” (Hitler’s apocalypse: Jews and the Nazi legacy, Robert S. Wistrich, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 17 Oct 1985, page 59)
Perhaps Hitler admired the absolute and centralized control that the Imams exerted over their masses along with the prevailing self-enforcement: followers reporting on each other for the slightest violations. Such an ideology aligns better with the Third Reich than our American one, based on Protestant values, self-determination, and the right to pursue happiness on your own terms.
- The orientation of the Catholic Church: At the end of the war, we saw the Catholic Church facilitate Nazi’s escapes to Argentina and today we say Pope Francis blatantly supporting Islamic migration into Europe, downplaying the importance of culture, nations, and history. This organization, although losing legitimacy after a series of scandals and increased literacy, still wields a lot of influence.
- The Art of the Deal should be read by anyone pursuing a career in HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning). Donald Trump, in the chapters covering the Wollman Ice Arena and the Grand Hotel, does a deep dive into air conditioners and chillers, describing how they should work. If your refrigerator or AC unit breaks down, call the “The Donald.” He can fix it.
- Mein Kampf offers the groundwork for constructing a socialist society. Take out the rants about Jews and you get a planogram for modern Western European societies: strong and centralized institutions, strict gun control, and a culture of conformity. The uniform and standardized daycares throughout Europe act to indoctrinate kids at an early age while working towards the long term goal to reduce the variation among the citizens and residents.
The state must declare the child to be the most precious treasure of the people. As long as the government is perceived as working for the benefit of the children, the people will happily endure almost any curtailment of liberty and almost any deprivation. – Adolf Hitler Mein Kampf
Mein Kampf clearly implies that if you want to live in a safe and secure society, guaranteed by the government, then you will have to pay by giving up personal freedoms. Although the benefit is less crime, the downside is lost creativity that originates from variation and friction between people in a society.
Remember, Trump’s approach to daycare is voucher based. It is up to the families to decide how their children are supervised during the early years. In Hitler’ time, kids reported their parents of lack of loyalty to the school teachers. In current times, Norwegian and Swedish kids can complain about their parents being too disciplinarian, causing the state to intervene and take the kids away.
- Although Hitler proclaimed to be a man of the people, he was a career politician. He received massive industrialist support from Thyssen, Krupp, Volkswagen, Porsche, Boss to name a few. Today we see the Democratic and Liberal agendas backed by both old and new industry titans: Microsoft, Berkshire Hathaway, Facebook, GE, Tesla, Google, etc. It’s a miracle that Trump won against this wall of corporations that control every aspect of our lives.
- Hitler got rich as the leader of the Nazi Party. Trump had to give up his business interests to take the Presidency. Moreover, he donates his salary, taking nothing in return for this thankless job. At 70, he endured a brutal campaign, winning with half the budget of the Democrats, no media support, and the whole world stood against him, including the Republicans. He had only us, the believers in 1776 and 1787. He could have walked away and started a TV network or another reality show, earning much more than being a public servant. Ironically, the Clintons also made a bulk of their money from politics.
- America is about self-government, taking personal responsibility, and defining your future as you see fit. Socialism, in all forms, relies on strong central government and the compliance of citizens. That inherently limits personal freedom and self-expression. Donald Trump wants to uphold our constitution, not destroy it, unlike like Hitler who dismantled his government and took control as a dictator. Ironically, the only US President to serve more than two terms was Roosevelt, the one who introduced socialism and big government programs to America.
Strong central government institutions, social programs, common core education, and the general standardization of the populous are more in line with Hitler’s ideology than Trump’s. They want gun control, reducing the people’s ability to overthrow a corrupt government – demanded by Thomas Jefferson when he helped write the US Constitution. Trump is quite different and being pro-gun is just the beginning. Therefore, Hillary Clinton’s Democrats and European Socialists have more in common with the National Socialist movement than “America First” advocates.
Although the modern socialists dropped overt racism from their agenda, they reinvented it through segregation and social programs, keeping the “undesirables” hidden and out of sight. (I lived in Huseby Sweden for a year. It is something you must experience to understand) Moreover, the left’s alignment with Islamic forces parallels Hitler’s alignment with the Grand Mufti Haj Amin el Husseini – the Palestinian nationalist leader of the time and Hitler’s ally in the Middle East.
Linda Sarsour and Colin Kaepernic working together against our nation.
Drain the Swamp
When Donald Trump called for Draining the Swamp, he was reprimanded by Mitch McConnel and mocked by media and the congress. Ironically, only Bernie Sanders stood with DJT.
Ironically, we see Trump willing to work with Democrats instead of jail them like Hitler did with his opposition. When you listen to Trump speak, he is warm and jovial, charismatic and humorous. He is more interesting than Hollywood, explaining the 25-year low in movie attendance and their visceral hatred for him.
Why was Mein Kampf Banned in Europe?
Perhaps Mein Kampf was banned for so long in Europe as not to reveal how much Nazi doctrine remains in effect today: the centralized control. Even after the Nazi’s were long gone, Europe witnessed genocides and atrocities:
- Sterilization in Sweden: Between 1935 and 1976, no fewer than 60,000 young Swedish women deemed mentally defective were sterilized.
- Kosovo Conflict: The Americans and British took the lead to stop the genocide in Europe’s back yard.
- Immigrant Ghettos: There is a tendency in Europe to crowd unintegrated and illiterate immigrants into ghettos. Once they are admitted and given benefits, they are forgotten.
What is Globalism?
It is the standardization of all population groups across the planet. It aims to eliminate borders and ultimately the concept of independent states, leveling out wages and normalizing laws. The ultimate goal is that the few will control the many. Perhaps, that they will control everyone and all resources. Already the eight richest men in the world, control half its’s wealth. To get the other half, they need to dismantle western nations. They do this by promising the downtrodden, a large voting bloc, visa free regimes, basic income, and social programs. They not only buy votes but also their compliance. They cover this up with political correctness.
Hence, Globalism is their strategy to achieve total control – get everyone numbered, thinking the same way, and enslaved through debt. As fewer politicians represent a greater mass of people, their constituents take for granted that there is nothing they can do to change the state of affairs, accepting corruption and censorship as a matter of fact: like in Ukraine, Brazil, Nigeria, China, and Russia. If you connect the dots, going back an in history, control has always been the goal of those in power.
Hitler and his inner circle had Globalist visions. There was massive corruption within the ranks of 3rd Reich: government officials being the millionaire class. Berlin was supposed to be the world capital. Very rarely do you get people from the Oligarch class, from this ruling class, breaking away to fight this phenomenon? We saw it with our founding fathers and now we see it with Trump and Bannon.
The Liberals, who are supposed to be inquisitive, intellectual and objective, are now quick to assign blame and muzzle opposition. They fail to look inward while advocating for control over information. We see Facebook, Amazon, and Google (YouTube) helping their cause. The monopolistic new-media corporations want to limit personal choice and freedoms in the name of tolerance and security. (Angela Merkel pressing Facebook to conduct censorship, Google rigging rankings, CNN making stuff up). They call it a crackdown on “fake news,” but they are the ones doing it. The left aims to consolidate media, controlling the message.
Calling President Trump Hitler is irresponsible and wrong. But it’s being done more to distract people from the truth of who really is the National Socialist. Journalist who make the Trump-Hitler comparisons are not out to report the facts but merely drop clickbait in an attempt to make a few dollars. Their antics cheapens the lives of those who died during one of mankind’s darkest times.
It is socialism that leads to fascism, taking control of every aspect of life, stifling open discussion and discouraging reasoned discourse. The political correctness emanating from the left is a way to shut down the latter. The America First ideology is about simple prioritization of Americans who built the system and sworn allegiance to it over those coming from outside. (This is our last chance) (Decentralization) allows us to have more control over the resources that we produce and contribute to the greater good.
Examples of Click-Bait Journalism
Stephen Colbert Gives Trump Nazi Salute
Gard Steiro of VG engaging in tabloid journalism to sell newspapers and get clicks
Germans trying to distract attention from their own problems