‘Monty Python’ Star John Cleese Compares Former President Donald Trump To Nazi Party Leader Adolf Hitler In Bizarre Social Media Post

John Cleese’s Hilarious Donald Trump Rant via The Nightly Show, YouTube
John Cleese’s Hilarious Donald Trump Rant via The Nightly Show, YouTube

Legendary comedian John Cleese, best known for his many roles in Monty Python, has made a bizarre social media post, comparing former president Donald Trump to Nazi Party Leader Adolf Hitler — labelling as “literal minded” those who call him out on his rather tasteless comparison.

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John Cleese’s War on Wokeism via ReasonTV, YouTube

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“Five ways that Hitler was preferable to Trump,” Cleese prefaced before going over a list of qualities he believes the Nazi leader has over Trump, namely that “He fought for his country”, “He never used a teleprompter,”, “He was nice to dogs”, “He wrote his own books”, “He never played golf,” and “He wasn’t a big fat slob.”

To counter his own argument, the comedian then went on to list the qualities he deems places Trump above the Austrian-born German dictator, writing, “Five ways Trump is preferable to Hitler,” adding, “He doesn’t practice genocide,” and “He has nicer hair,” making sure to point out that the 45th President is still missing another three items in his qualities list.

"Five ways that Hitler was preferable to Trump" - John Cleese
John Cleese on X

The Monty Python star is currently getting some backlash from other users on X, who have expressed their disappointment in the unusual comparison drawn by Cleese, which has left people scratching their heads wondering whether he’s joking or not.

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“I feel only sadness for you now,” wrote one disappointed user in the comments section of the comedian’s inflammatory post.

"I feel only sadness for you now." - @awstar11 on X
@awstar11 on X

X user @HeartlandRaised declared, “This is not a good take. At all.”

"This is not a good take. At all." - @HeartlandRaised on X
@HeartlandRaised on X

“Holy s—t,” prefaced another comment, further inquiring, “Why would you write this?”

"Holy shit, why would you write this?" - @jaspertheru on X
@jaspertheru on X

“If you find yourself looking for good qualities in Hitler to justify your hatred of another human then you might be the bad person in this scenario,” pointed out @Mellecon, encouraging, “Get your heart right.”

"If you find yourself looking for good qualities in Hitler to justify your hatred of another human then you might be the bad person in this scenario. Get your heart right." - @Mellecon on X
@Mellecon on X

“It seems like you’re saying that you prefer Hitler to Trump, fyi,” noted Lotus Eaters founder and political commentator Carl Benjamin.

"It seems like you're saying that you prefer Hitler to Trump, fyi." - Carl Benjamin on X
Carl Benjamin on X

Like Benjamin pointed out, the post does suggest that Cleese prefers the leader of the Nazi Party to Trump — be it a joke or not, the implication is there. The comedian mockingly addressed the backlash and apologised in a follow-up post and would later go on to reply to users who have commented on his post.

“I would like to apologise for my last tweet,” he wrote. “It was a very bad joke, especially on Boxing Day.”

"I would like to apologise for my last tweet. It was a very bad joke, especially on Boxing Day" - John Cleese on X
John Cleese on X

In response to a X user who reportedly took a screenshot of Cleese’s tweet in the likely scenario he might end up deleting it, the comedian said, “”Don’t hold your breath. Receiving insults from the literal minded is like being booed by a flock of sheep.”

"Don't hold your breath. Receiving insults from the literal minded is like being booed by a flock of sheep" - John Cleese on X
John Cleese on X

“I should have thought that was obvious to any idiot,” Cleese replied when asked whether he preferred Hitler to Trump, adding, “If not to anyone else.”

I should have thought that was obvious to any idiot. If not to anyone else..." - John Cleese on X
John Cleese on X

“Your best days in comedy are obviously behind you,” asserted another user, to which the Monty Python comedian replied, “At the age of 84 I should hope so.”

"At the age of 84 I should hope so" - John Cleese on X
John Cleese on X

Responding to a user who pointed out “This is meant to be a joke,” Cleese seemingly thanked him and declared, “We must never forget that the literal-minded have no grasp of context.”

"That you Joshua. We must never forget that the literal-minded have no grasp of context" - John Cleese on X
John Cleese on X

“‘He fought for his country’… Um, Adolf Hitler was Austrian-born…Germany annexed Austria in both World Wars. He ‘fought for Germany’ in WWI (Signal Corps; he was a messenger). He had to be made a German citizen via the Nurember Laws to become dictator,” pointed out @Drew_Riley15.

Cleese’s response read, “OK. Trump is a better human being than Hitler,” further mocking, “Will you be able to sleep now?”

"OK. Trump is a better human being than Hitler. Will you be able to sleep now ?" - John Cleese on X
John Cleese on X

Addressing a user’s comment that read, “Walking on thin ice there mr. Cleese,” the comedian replied, “That’s the jester’s job.”

"That's the jester's job" - John Cleese on X
John Cleese on X

Specifically addressing Benjamin’s previous post noting that the comedian’s comparison implies he prefers Hitler over Trump, Cleese retorted, “The literal minded are always with us,” adding, “It’s a shame, because they miss so much.”

"The literal minded are always with us. It's a shame, because they miss so much" - John Cleese on X
John Cleese on X

A staunch liberal and avid Joe Biden supporter, Cleese currently hosts The Dinosaur Hour for anti-woke network GB News, wherein the comedian discusses the effects political correctness and censorship have had on comedy.

Ironically, it is his political side that has historically censored individuals for drawing comparisons to Nazi Germany.

In February of 2021, Disney and Lucasfilm announced that Gina Carano had been fired from her role as Cara Dune on The Mandalorian after the actress compared the current political division in the U.S. to the Nazi persecution of Jewish people during World War II.

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“Jews were beaten in the streets, not by Nazi soldiers but by their neighbors…even by children. Because history is edited, most people today don’t realize that to get to the point where Nazi soldiers could easily round up thousands of Jews, the government first made their own neighbors hate them simply for being Jews. How is that any different from hating someone for their political views,” read the message originally shared by Warrior Priest Gym & Podcast that Carano reposted on Instagram.

Gina Carano on Instagram
Gina Carano on Instagram

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