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While attending the premiere of conservative documentarian Dinesh D’Souza’s new film, Donald Trump Jr. echoed that movie’s preposterous claim that the Democratic Party is closely aligned the German Nazi Party — prompting Twitter users called him out over the ridiculous assertion.

“When you look at the movie, you’ll see that there is a very distinct and clear difference between what actually happened and what is being sold to our youth today,” he said at the screening of “Death of a Nation: Plantation Politics and the Making of the Democratic Party.” “You see the Nazi platform from the early 1930s and what was actually put out there, and you look at it, compared to the DNC platform of today, you’re saying, ‘Man, those things are awfully similar.’ To a point where it’s actually scary! It’s the exact opposite of what you’ve been told.”

He continued: When you have a bunch of kids in dreadlocks running around and screaming about fascism and all these things, it’s like… wait a second, have you actually taken a history class?”

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D’Souza, who was pardoned by President Donald Trump for violating campaign finance laws, is a conspiratorial conservative and professional troll who specializes in making ahistorical claims about progressivism’s roots in Nazism.

Many on Twitter were eager to point out how absurd offensive Trump Jr.’s claims were:

Cody Fenwick is a reporter and editor. Follow him on Twitter @codytfenwick.

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