MSNBC host Rachel Maddow told Rolling Stone in a candid interview published Tuesday that she began reading about Adolf Hitler’s rise to become German chancellor after Donald Trump announced he was running for president.
"Is part of you worried we’re living through the first few chapters of some dystopian science fiction novel?" Rolling Stone’s Andy Greene asked Maddow.
"Over the past year I’ve been reading a lot about what it was like when Hitler first became chancellor," Maddow responded. "I am gravitating toward moments in history for subliminal reference in terms of cultures that have unexpectedly veered into dark places, because I think that’s possibly where we are."
Maddow said that it could get "pretty bad" if Trump becomes president and did not understand how the Republican Party could pick him out of 330 million people.
"You don’t have to go back far in history to get to almost apocalyptic scenarios," Maddow said.
When Greene asked Maddow if books 100 years into the future will be written about the 2016 election, Maddow’s response was dark and pessimistic.
"If there is a future to look back from, I imagine, yes," Maddow said.
The rest of the interview can be read here.