Two new compilations of speeches by Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler feature photos of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on their covers, the Guardian reported Monday.
My New Order: Volumes One and Two cover Hitler’s speeches from 1918 to 1941. Volume One’s back cover features a picture raising his hand in a gesture similar to a Nazi salute.
In a blurb about the book published on Amazon, publisher Ishi Press International claims “There are clear similarities between the speeches of Trump and the speeches of Hitler.
“Here are examples: They repeat themselves constantly, saying the same things over and over again. They never admit they have made a mistake nor do they ever take anything back. To any criticism, they respond by insults and name calling. They use a low form of language, with simple sentences even a person with the lowest level of education or with no education at all can understand,” the blurb continues.
Trump’s ex-wife Ivana once claimed her husband kept a book of Hitler’s speeches by his bed, the Guardian noted.
In a Vanity Fair piece, by Marie Brenner, Trump said the book was a gift from “my friend Marty Davis from Paramount who gave me a copy of Mein Kampf, and he’s a Jew.” But Trump also denied reading the book. “If I had these speeches, and I am not saying that I do, I would never read them,” Trump said at the time.
Brenner noted in the Vanity Fair piece that “Trump is no reader” nor is he a history buff. “Perhaps his possession of Hitler’s speeches merely indicates an interest in Hitler’s genius at propaganda,” she wrote at the time.
David, the man who gave Trump the book, later told Brenner: “I did give him a book about Hitler. But it was My New Order, Hitler’s speeches, not Mein Kampf. I thought he would find it interesting. I am his friend, but I’m not Jewish.”
According to the Guardian, head of Ishi Press International’s US arm Sam Sloan said that when My New Order was published in 1941, there was “nothing on the back cover… so I decided to use that empty space for an advertisement for the book.”
The photograph used by Ishi is taken from the 10 December front page of the Philadelphia News, which used the headline “The New Furor” to refer to the presidential candidate’s “latest hair-raising idea… to keep out all Muslims” from the US.