"The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore" is not afraid to take on controversial subjects, and Monday night's episode was no exception. Center stage was 2016 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's statement that he could stand on the street in New York City and shoot someone and would still not lose voters, acknowledging that it doesn't seem to matter what he does or says, he remains popular with Republican voters. Taking on the topic of Trump's ability to avoid seeing his campaign killed by gaffes, gotcha moments, and ill-considered quotes or positions since its inception in mid-June, "Nightly Show" writer Roy Albanese wanted to know why the blustering billionaire, with all his racist and inflammatory rhetoric, hadn't been saddled with Adolf Hitler comparisons. 

"Here's what's weirder than anything," Roy Albanese said on the show's nightly panel.

"Everything Obama said for eight years, they compared him to Hitler. Everything. Doesn't matter what it is. They were like, 'This guy is Hitler.' Trump is standing in front of large groups of white people -- with bad hair -- yelling about getting rid of races from this country, no one's calling him Hitler.


It seems odd. It seems like the time to bring out the Hitler analogy."

Marlon Wayans, sitting in on the panel and there to promote his new movie "Fifty Shades Of Black," nodded in agreement. As the audience applauded, Larry Wilmore, who acts as moderator during the talk sessions, asked, "Hold up, Roy. Your Hitler analogy starts with bad hair?"

As Albanese enthusiastically agreed, Wayans jumped to his defense. "It's true," he said. "The crazier they are, the worse the haircut. Hitler's haircut was whack. His fade was… Supercuts."

"Nightly Show" writer Holly Walker, also sitting on the panel, chimed in, "All of his hair was crazy."

Wilmore wanted clarification, asking Albanese if he thought Hitler's hair was at the root of his problem. Albanese replied that Adolf Hitler was crazy first, but "crazy reflects your hair, because you stop caring about that first."

Although there haven't been many comparing Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler (specifically) of late, there was a spate of articles near the latter part of 2015 where some compared him to Hitler.

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But Salon's Arthur Chu found Trump very much like Ford Motor Company's founder, Henry Ford, a man who pushed his own brand as he espoused populist ideas when he, too, ran for president in 1924. As Chu recounted, Ford was also adept at promoting himself as an outsider, a straight-shooter, and someone, due to his wealth, not beholden to any groups or interests. 

Most of the Trump-as-the-new-Hitler comparisons came following his statement that he would ban all Muslims entering the United States. Newspapers like the New York Daily News and the Philadelphia Daily News, the latter sporting a photo of Trump with his arm extended Nazi salute-like and the caption: "The New Furor," were quick to pounce and illuminate the businessman as a crowd-pleasing fascist appealing to the baser nature of conservatives. Even many Republicans condemned him for his stance, including most of his presidential adversaries. 

Fox News Channel's Howard Kurtz called for an end to the Hitler comparisons in mid-December, stating they were more "Trump-esque" than Hitler-like.

But those at Fox News Channel may not be in any position to remonstrate, given that it was their news organization that has provided most of those Obama-as-Hitler comparisons over the years.