Donald Trump Shrugs Off Hitler Comparison

He prefers to cite FDR in defending his plan to bar Muslims from the U.S.

Asked whether "increasingly being compared to Hitler" is cause for concern, Trump told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos today he instead finds comfort in what he sees as his proposal’s similarity to the work of a previous U.S. president.

"No, because what I'm doing is no different than FDR," Trump said during a phone interview this morning.

“We have a president [Obama] who doesn't want to say that, but we are now at war."

The most pointed comparison between Trump and Hitler came this morning when the Philadelphia Daily News published a picture of Trump holding his right hand up at what appears to be a speech, with the headline "The New Furor."