'Transparent' creator Jill Soloway calls Trump 'inheritor to Hitler'

Transparent creator Jill Soloway called out Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump backstage at the Emmys, referring to him as "the inheritor to Hitler."

Soloway won best directing for a comedy series for Amazon's Transparent and stood next to star (and best-actor winner) Jeffrey Tambor backstage.

"(Trump) needs to be called out every chance we get as one of the most dangerous monsters to ever approach our lifetimes," Soloway said. "He’s a complete dangerous monster. Any moment I have to call out Donald Trump as the inheritor to Hitler, I will."

The series, about a transgender woman played by Tambor, visited Nazi Germany in an episode last season, which Soloway said was incredibly timely given the political climate. The episode dealt with "other-izing" groups of people, including Jews and homosexuals, as Hitler gained political power.

"Right now, Donald Trump is doing the same thing. He is 'other-izing' people. He calls people pigs if they don’t look like beauty pageant contestants. He blames Muslims and Mexicans for our problems. He makes fun of disabled people. This is 'other-izing' with a capital O," said Soloway. "It has been used in our history before to start and win wars."

After Soloway spoke, Tambor added: "Ditto."


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