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Dinesh D'Souza says the Trump-Hitler comparisons are all wrong because Hitler 'wasn't even talking about immigrants'

Controversial commentator Dinesh D'Souza appeared Monday on Fox & Friends to make the case for why President Trump is not like Adolf Hitler.

D'Souza, the maker of conspiracy theory-filled films who pled guilty in 2014 to making illegal campaign donations, defended Trump after the president failed to directly condemn white supremacists in his remarks about the deadly violence at Saturday's white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Trump's hateful rhetoric has been blamed for inflaming tensions, and D'Souza noted that Trump has also been "accused of being like Hitler" for making "kind of a racist attack on immigrants."

First off, D'Souza explained, Trump's immigration issue is "between legal immigrants and illegals." "This is not a racial distinction at all," D'Souza said, not mentioning Trump's immigration ban targeted at several Muslim-majority countries. "Trump has never said, not even implied, that he wants to see legal immigration be more white."

D'Souza's next piece of evidence for the difference between America's 45th president and the leader of the Nazi Party is that Hitler "wasn't even talking about immigrants," as "the Jews in Germany were German citizens." "And so for Hitler, the distinction was inside of Germany between what he considered to be the superior Nordics and the sort of inferior Jews," D'Souza said, concluding that there is "simply no valid analogy here between Trump and Hitler on this racial point at all."

Watch it below. Becca Stanek