A phrase dating back three years has been used against Donald Trump in a book coming out every few days and written by a journalist from Wall Street Journal. During a trip to Europe for the centenary of the end of the First World War, the then president of the United States would defend the historic role of Adolf Hitler: “He did a lot of good things for the Germans, starting with the extraordinary economic recovery of the 1930s ”.
It was to make this confidence on Trump’s alleged words John Kelly, or the one who at the time was a chief of staff of the president. After three years, the man allegedly “betrayed” the trust of the former tenant of the White House, telling everything to reporter and writer Michael Bender. The remark about the “many good things” that Hitler would do for the Germans left Kelly speechless, according to which “it would have been much better for the German people to be poor than to suffer genocide and live under a dictator. President, you cannot say anything in support of Hitler. It simply cannot ”.
Fortunately, Trump did not dare to repeat these statements in public, leaving them relegated to that private conversation with his chief of staff. The visit to Europe went down in history for another type of gaffe, that of the cancellation of a visit to a cemetery where American soldiers, defined by Trump, are buried “Losers and suckers”.