A high-ranking Russian politician is comparing Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler

  • A leading Russian politcian is comparing Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler.
  • Alexander Sherin's comments came after the US-led launch of missile strikes on Syria on Friday night.
  • Russia has had military presence in Syria since 2015 and has warned there will be 'consequences' of the attacks.

 

A high-ranking Russian politician has compared U.S. President Donald Trump to former German dictator and Nazi Party leader Adolf Hitler.

The comments came after the U.S., UK, and France launched missile strikes on Syria Friday night, for which Russia, who has had military presence in the country since 2015, has warned there will be "consequences."

According to The Guardian, Alexander Sherin, Russia’s deputy head of the state Duma’s defence committee, said Trump "can be called Adolf Hitler no. 2 of our time because, you see, he even chose the time that Hitler attacked the Soviet Union," referencing the strike time of around 4 a.m.

Sherin also described the air strikes as "a targeted threat against Russia."

Russia’s ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov has also issued a statement lashing out against the U.S.-led coalition campaign, whose military action is a response to an apparent chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of people earlier this month.

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President Trump is right to assert that the Assad regime’s evil acts cannot go unanswered, and the nations that ena… https://t.co/TdJYCTMZmk
Praying for our armed forces who are in harm’s way, and their families. Yes I am. This is a very serious moment we… https://t.co/rxrHykfmXH
While Bashar al-Assad must be held accountable for his unlawful use of chemical weapons against civilians, the stri… https://t.co/hwK0KJRCES
These offensive strikes against Syria are unconstitutional, illegal, and reckless. The next speaker of the House mu… https://t.co/JUAePSU7Y3
Congratulations to the Trump administration for adopting the same failed foreign policy and ignoring of the constit… https://t.co/2s2F8Vq9vc
I haven’t read France’s or Britain’s “Constitution,” but I’ve read ours and no where in it is Presidential authority to strike Syria.
Sen Markey says tonight’s attack on Syria neither constitutional nor wise. https://t.co/9oGiPtLgVl
The use of chemical weapons on civilians, including children, is one of the most abhorrent acts imaginable, and the… https://t.co/dmvYyfUExz
The barbarism from the Assad regime will not be tolerated. America and its allies are together to deliver the conse… https://t.co/vwmXHVNiPR
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"The worst apprehensions have true," ambassador Anatoly Antonov said. "Our warnings have been left unheard. A pre-designed scenario is being implemented.

"Again, we are being threatened," Antonov continued. "We warned that such actions will not be left without consequences. All responsibility for them rests with Washington, London and Paris."

The statement went on to say that "insulting the President of Russia is unacceptable and inadmissible.

"The U.S. — the possessor of the biggest arsenal of chemical weapons — has no moral right to blame other countries," Antonov added.

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