Stella Tremblay, New Hampshire Legislator, Says Woodrow Wilson Agreed With Hitler
A Republican state lawmaker in New Hampshire who has ties to the birther movement drew a bizarre connection between President Woodrow Wilson and Adolf Hitler during a state legislative committee Thursday.
State Rep. Stella Tremblay (R-Auburn) began by telling the state House State-Federal Relations and Veterans Affairs Committee that she wanted to use the last day of Black History Month to outline what she said were contributions from African Americans. She then launched into a somewhat unintelligible claim about abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass before asserting that Wilson agreed with Hitler.
“Woodrow Wilson, because he was a sympathizer and he believed in the Aryan race, he believed that Hitler was correct in the races, where our Founding Fathers believed that all men were created equal,” she said. “He went through all the educational material and wiped out all the — all anything that he could about the true history, about how the slaves were a really good integral part.”
Wilson left office in 1921 and died in 1924. Hitler was largely unknown internationally during Wilson’s lifetime.