Former First Lady Hillary Clinton compared Trump supporters to Nazis as hundreds of supporters held their index fingers in the air ‘saluting’ the former President at a recent frenzied campaign rally in Ohio. 

Clinton was attending the Texas Tribune Festival in Austin on Friday and criticized the disturbing hand gesture made by many Trump supporters at a September 17  event Trump attended for GOP senate candidate J.D. Vance.

Former Democratic presidential candidate spoke of her time as a teenager trying to discover how Hitler attracted people.

I remember, as a teenager, wondering how Hitler attracted people to him. I don’t know how that happened. Clinton stated. 

“I used to watch newsreels, and there would be this man ranting about the world and then people screaming and waving their arms. “What has happened to these people?” I asked. She continued. 

She said, “You’ve seen the Ohio rally the night before, Trump was there ranting and screaming for over an hour and then you see these rows of young men raising their arms,” ‘I thought, ‘What is going on?”

Trump’s spokesperson Taylor Budowich told Fox News Clinton’s comparisons were ‘pathetic and divisive. 

Rally organizers were reportedly concerned about the one-finger salute, which has also been linked to the QAnon conspiracy movement.

Trump-supporter from the crowd, who raised his stiff-arm to the sky in the “one-finger salute”, said that the gesture was a QAnon expression meaning: “Where We Go one we go all.” Yahoo News reported. 

Budowich called Qanon speculation “dopey conspiracies.”

Taylor Budowich, a spokesperson for the Democrats, stated that ‘as usual, media are working hand-in-hand with Democrats weeks before an election’.

 Trump spoke at his Sept. 17 rally as dramatic music played. 

‘My fellow citizens. This amazing journey we’re all on together has only just started, so it’s time to begin talking again about greatness in our country. Trump stated that we are all one nation, one person, one family and one great American nation.

Clinton described the Trump Supporters and the chaotic event as Hitler’s Nazi Germany rally. 

Trump speaking at the Save America rally in Youngstown, Ohio September 17, 2022,

Trump at Save America rally in Youngstown Ohio, September 17th, 2022

Rally organizers were reportedly concerned about the controversial one-figure salute that has also been linked to the QAnon conspiracy movement. One Trump supporter in the crowd pointed his stiff-arm in the air in the one-finger salute said the gesture is a saying used in the QAnon movement that means: 'Where We Go One We Go All,' Yahoo News

The controversial one-figure salute, which has been linked with the QAnon conspiracy group, was reportedly a concern for rally organizers. Trump supporters pointed their stiff arms in the air, pointing in the one finger salute. One said it was a QAnon saying that meant: “Wherever One Goes One, We Go All,” Yahoo News

Prince August Wilhelm, a son of the ex-Kaiser and one of the leaders of the German National-Socialist party, gives the Nazi salute in 1932

Prince August Wilhelm, the son of the former Kaiser and one the leading figures of German National-Socialist parties, gave the Nazi salute on 1932

Former First Lady Hillary Clinton compares Trump supporters to Nazi's as hundreds of supporters held their index finger in the air 'saluting' the former President at a recent frenzied campaign rally in Ohio

Hillary Clinton, former First Lady of the United States was compared to Nazis by hundreds of Trump supporters who held their index fingers in the air while’saluting’ the ex-President at an Ohio campaign rally.

Clinton frequently mocked his billionaire supporters and most famously called them a “basket full of deplorables” in the 2016 campaign. 

These remarks were made at a Manhattan LGBT fundraising event on September 9, 2016. She also encouraged supporters to “stage an intervention” if they know of friends who may vote for Trump.

Clinton declared, “To avoid being grossly generalistic, it is possible to put half the Trump supporters into what I refer to as the basket of deplorables”. ‘Right? Racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic – you name it,’ she said.   

“And unfortunately there are people like those and he lifted them up. His voice has been heard by their websites which, despite having only 11,000. He tweets or retweets insulting, hateful, and mean-spirited language.

After the remarks backfired, she apologized and resigned the next day.

“Last evening I was ‘grossly broad-minded’, and that is never a good idea. Clinton stated in a statement that he regretted saying “half” — it was incorrect. 

Trump declared, on Fox and Friends, Sept. 12, 2016, that he believed this was the worst political mistake of his career. 

A few weeks before the ‘deplorables’ comment, Clinton gave a speech criticizing Trump’s campaign for using ‘racist lie’ after ‘racist lie’ and allowing the alt-right to gain prominence.

Clinton called Trump a ‘temperamentally incompetent’ president in June 2016.

Trump was elected President, beating Clinton in the general elections.