Elon Musk Deletes “Hitler” Tweet

(FreedomBeacon.com)- Elon Musk, the CEO and founder of Tesla and Space X, was pushed to delete a tweet this week that compared Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to Adolf Hitler.

Musk shared a meme criticizing Trudeau over the Canadian government’s use of the Emergencies Act, a piece of Canadian legislation that has never been invoked and gives the prime minister sweeping powers to arrest protesters. Canada’s Finance Minister also recently announced plans to seize the bank accounts and personal property of peaceful protesters without a warrant.

The meme shared by Musk showed a photograph of Nazi Germany’s dictator Adolf Hitler with the words, “STOP COMPARING ME TO JUSTIN TRUDEAU” and “I HAD A BUDGET.”

Clearly Musk wasn’t defending Hitler, but that didn’t stop left-wing extremists misrepresenting his comments and pressuring him so much that he eventually deleted the tweet.

Jonathan Greenblatt, the CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, claimed that “comparisons to Hitler are inappropriate and offensive.”

Which is interesting, given that the Anti-Defamation League never once came to former President Donald Trump’s defense when he was slammed as a Nazi and a white supremacist. Where was he then? Or does he only care when it happens to liberal-left politicians?

He argued that comparing Trudeau to Hitler “doesn’t advance the conversation about the issues driving the protests in Canada” – but didn’t provide any evidence that the prime minister is even willing to engage in conversations about it.

Musk then deleted the tweet, prompting Greenblatt to tweet once more about it, and slammed him as “offensive.”

“It is all our responsibilities to ensure the history of the holocaust is not forgotten or trivialized,” he said.

It’s more evidence that apologizing doesn’t work with the radical left, isn’t it?

What do you think – should Musk have stood his ground?