Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, provided commentary for Tuesday’s New York primary and reminded Americans that the anti-Hillary Clinton crowd was making a Donald Trump victory more than possible.
Uygur’s audience tends to lean to the far left and have been vocal supporters of Bernie Sanders and his campaign. However, Uygur pointed out that the #BernieOrBust movement was dangerous and would only help Trump secure a potential victory.
“I’ve been to too many Holocaust museums. You read the history of it, and they didn’t start by saying ‘Hey, I’m going to do gas chambers.’ If they’d said gas chambers, they wouldn’t have won,” he started. “Instead, what they said is ‘Oh, yeah, yeah, I hate the Jews,’ and what does Trump say? ‘I hate the Muslims. I hate the Mexicans. Yeah, yeah, I hate ’em. I hate ’em. Now, I mean, I’m not gonna do violence, but if people did violence on my behalf, I would understand.’ I mean, it’s nearly identical.”
Near the end of the episode, Uygur conceded that Sanders had probably lost the primary and that Clinton’s path to victory was more or less secured.