David Krayden | Ottawa Bureau Chief
Actress and environmental activist Jane Fonda vilified President Donald Trump Thursday, comparing him to Adolf Hitler.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Fonda was at the Womens Media Awards In New York City when she referred to Trumps recent attacks on the establishment media as indicative of “parallels” between the Trump administration and the Third Reich.
Fonda said that means it has “never been more important” to vote in next weeks midterm elections. (RELATED: Jane Fonda Wants People To Vote In Midterms Since US Is In Existential Crisis)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the American Airlines Center on Sept. 14, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. More than 20,000 tickets have been distributed for the event. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
“If youve read anything about the rise of the Third Reich and Adolf Hitler, you will see the parallels,” Fonda said. “Attacking the media is the first step in the move towards fascism. The cornerstone to democracy is an independent, democratic media.” (RELATED: Jane Fonda So Disappointed With Justin Trudeau)
Fonda also noted that “civility” in politics is vanishing, saying, “And we dont have to take it anymore. Voting is the way to stop it. Everybody has to vote.”
Gloria Steinem, who also spoke at the event, was concerned about Americas supposed failing democracy, telling the crowd that she was particularly upset by the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh after a series of sexual misconduct allegations almost derailed his nomination. One of his accusers has admitted she never even knew Kavanaugh.
WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 09: U.S. President Donald Trump (R), Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh (2nd R), his wife Ashley Estes Kavanaugh and their daughters, Margaret and Liza, stand on stage after Trump announced the judge as his nominee to the United States Supreme Court during an event in the East Room of the White House July 9, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Steinem declared that she would ignore any Supreme Court rulings that she does not agree with.
“Even if the Supreme Court were to make terribly unfair rulings, if you remember, Martin Luther King said its our obligation to disobey unjust laws,” she told the Hollywood Reporter. “Were not going to obey them.”