Over the weekend, comedian Louis C.K. made news for telling his fans in an email that Donald Trump is like Adolph Hitler. And that’s a bit much, isn’t it? Doing The Apprentice for NBC while selling ties is rather unlike attempting a coup in Munich, being imprisoned, and blaming the Jews. The Art of the Deal isn’t exactly Mein Kampf.
I say that as someone who abhors Trump’s nakedly bigoted campaign tactics. He’s the only person who could ever cause me to vote for Hillary Clinton or Marco Rubio.
Still, I get why folks intending to vote Trump would delete the Hitler email or dismiss the news stories about it. And yet, if they looked beyond the lazy Hitler comparison to a short section at the very bottom of C.K.’s email, they’d find a far more persuasive criticism, one that stands out from what most pundits, celebrities, Mexican government officials, and undecided voters are saying about Trump.
Here it is:
Trump is a messed up guy with a hole in his heart that he tries to fill with money and attention. He can never ever have enough of either and he’ll never stop trying. He’s sick. Which makes him really really interesting. And he pulls you towards him which somehow feels good or fascinatingly bad.
If Trump voters reflected on that criticism with an open mind, at least some might concede that he does seem like a man who tries to fill a void in his heart with money and attention. Some might agree that he can’t get enough and won’t stop trying.