NDP MLA Marie Renaud is at it again with another social media gaffe, this time letting the world know her thoughts about the American election. I didn't expect her to be riding the Trump train but I didn't expect her to compare Donald Trump to Hitler either.
She couldn't possibly be that tactless and clueless, could she? Well, she is.
“1930s….many European Jews dismissed the man trying to be leader as a loud mouthed, hate monger not to be taken seriously”
Any elected official who compares Trump to Hitler is as ignorant of the past as they are of the present.
Trump has a Jewish daughter acting as a chief advisor, a Jewish son in law and beautiful Jewish grandchildren. To compare a man who loves his Jewish family to the evil architect of the Holocaust is moronic at best.
But Renaud’s comparison is dumb for another reason; a pipeline sized reason. Trump has promised to reboot the stalled out Keystone XL pipeline that will bring oil from Hardisty Alberta to the Gulf of Mexico.
There is but one candidate that has said he’s interested in getting Alberta's resource to export markets and yet we have a sitting NDP MLA calling him Hitler. This is stupidity on an international scale.
If you don't like Trump, cool. I don't really care.
But sitting MLAs need to learn how to shut up before they embarrass Alberta internationally and hurt Alberta businesses even more than they already are.