Now Don Lemon compares Trump to Hitler amid outrage over AOC accusing the president of running 'concentration camps'

CNN anchor Don Lemon made comparisons between Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler while discussing the spread of propaganda in the media.
The host made the 'extreme' comparison last night while arguing that 'bad people' should not be given a platform to 'spread lies'.
While handing over to colleague Chris Cuomo, Lemon questioned whether the news media should continue to give Trump so much coverage in the 'post-truth era'.

The debate began with Cuomo describing the 2020 election as the most 'definitional' in his lifetime. 
Lemon then asked if those who voted for Trump in 2016 would now question their choice after seeing his first term in office and 'continue to fall for the o-ke-doke'.
The CNN Tonight host also questioned the media's role in covering Trump and asked whether 'bad people' should be given a platform.
Lemon said to his colleague to 'think about the most despicable people in history' and warned him that he was using an 'extreme example'.
He asked: 'I'm going to use an extreme example, think about Hitler, think about any of those people.
'If you could look back at history would you say, ''I'm so glad that that person was allowed a platform to spread their lies and propaganda?'' Or would you say that probably wasn't the right thing to do to spread that because you knew in that moment that that was a bad person and they were doing bad things and not only were they hurting people, they were killing people.' 
Cuomo then stepped in and warned, 'I think that the example matters' and pushed back against Lemon. 
He responded: 'That's a very extreme example - rhetoric that you don't like, could that be a slippery slope towards violence? Maybe, maybe not.'
But Lemon said Trump's stance on the so-called Central Park Five who were exonerated of rape as well as the president's comments on immigrants and the Charlottesville violence made it 'a life or death issue' for people of color.
But Cuomo then added: 'Comparing anything to an extreme like a Hitler weakens the argument. 
'A man who is abusive of the truth and is obnoxious for effect and panders to a group of people in this country is not necessarily a step away from a genocidal maniac.'
But Lemon then said he was not comparing Trump to Hitler, but offsetting the coverage a 'bad person' should be given.  
He said: 'I'm not comparing him to that, I'm comparing the way you would cover someone who is a bad person who does bad things.
'It starts with little lies, that become bigger lies. Good people follow bad people, it doesn't mean that you are a bad person, it just means they were used.' 
The discussion came a day after congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez compared US border detention centers to concentration camps.
The Democratic Representative for New York's 14th congressional district slammed Trump's 'fascist' immigration policy during an Instagram live stream of a Q and A on Monday.
She said: 'The United States is running concentration camps on our southern border, and that is exactly what they are. They are concentration camps.' 
Prominent Republicans then took to their own social media accounts to attack Ocasio-Cortez.
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham wrote: 'People like @AOC -- who are not lifting a finger to solve the problem -- comparing the men and women serving our country to concentration camp guards do the Congress and country a great disservice.' 
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