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."