A German citizen penned this open letter to Trump supporters asking them to examine the similarities between Donald Trump and Hitler. Comparing Trump's racism and demeanor to Hitler's isn't anything anti-Trumpers haven't done before, but this time the letter went viral because it was signed by "the people of Germany."

“Go ahead, vote for the guy with the loud voice who hates minorities, threatens to imprison his opponents, doesn’t give a f**k about democracy, and claims he alone can fix everything," writes 44-year-old German under the pseudonym "Johan Franklin," currently working and living San Diego.


"What could possibly go wrong?" he adds, before emitting a warning in bold, "Good Luck."

He signed it from "the people of Germany."

The message naturally holds more gravity coming from a country that had to live with the ramifications of electing a monster.

Faced with the scrutiny of the internet, Franklin was prompted to write this explanatory part two where he admits he is only one person and can't speak for all of Germany, but was doing so to "add emphasis."


He also admits that the comparison of any candidate to Hitler is a well-worn cliché, and that the comparison could never be direct unless that candidate also systematically murdered 12 million people. Nevertheless, he points out that the main question Germans get asked about how Hitler was elected is, "How could your people not have known?"

He says he doesn't get that question often anymore.

Sources: h/t The Wrap