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WaPo: Trump Analogizes Trump Deportation Plan to ‘Pol Pot Genocide’

Posted on 23 April 2016

We're all familiar with Godwin's Law: in an argument, the first person to mention the Nazis automatically loses. We're going to have to come up with a companion concept for the Washington Post: call it the Cambodian Corollary. Wapo's editorial of yesterday, "Softening on Trump? Remember this" reflects the paper's apparent worry that people will take a second look at Trump in light of his moderated tone in recent days. We can't have any of that! With Hillary as unpopular as she is, the high negatives of her likely opponent must be preserved! 

So WaPo runs through a list of the offensive or controversial things Trump has said. And yes, he has said a variety of dubious things, including of course "blood out of her wherever," about Megyn Kelly. But then WaPo invents this utterly bizarre, false analogy [emphasis added]: "Remember that Mr. Trump promised to round up 11 million undocumented immigrants and deport them, in what would be the largest forced population movement since Pol Pot’s genocide of the Cambodian people."