Failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Wednesday likened a hypothetical 2024 presidential election win for Donald Trump to the election of Adolf Hitler.
"When I was secretary of state, I used to talk about 'one and done,'" Clinton, who lost to Trump in 2016, said on The View. "And what I meant by that is that people would get legitimately elected, and then they would try to do away with elections and do away with opposition and do away with a free press. And you could see it in countries where—well, Hitler was duly elected, right? And so, all of a sudden, somebody with those tendencies, those dictatorial, authoritarian tendencies would be like, 'Okay, we're gonna shut this down. We're gonna throw these people in jail.' And they didn't usually telegraph that. Trump is telling us what he intends to do."
"Take him at his word," Clinton added. "The man means to throw people in jail who disagree with him, shut down legitimate press outlets, do what he can to literally undermine the rule of law and our country's values."
Clinton had said earlier in her appearance that Trump's reelection would be "the end of our country as we know it."
During her 2016 presidential campaign, Clinton made an infamous, now-retracted statement grouping "half" of Trump's supporters in a "basket of deplorables," those who are "racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic—you name it."
Last month, she said that there are "MAGA extremists" who take their "marching orders" from Trump and floated the possibility of the need for a "formal deprogramming of the cult members."