Rob Rinder joined Susanna Reid on Good Morning Britain on Wednesday as they continued their coverage of Russia’s attack on Ukraine and talked about the similarities between Putin and Hitler.
Rob Rinder made it clear his thoughts on Vladimir Putin when he returned to host Good Morning Britain on Wednesday.
The 43-year-old star joined her good friend Susanna Reid in the ITV studio as they continued to cover Russian attacks on Ukraine.
As the duo opened the breakfast show, Susanna touched on the various comparisons people have made regarding Putin and Adolf Hitler.
Rob began: “This is not only a tragedy but also a violation of international law.
“You talked about surrendering and encircling civilians, directly targeting women and children, waging wars of aggression.
“You will certainly remember your history, which is what the German invaders of the second world war were accused of at the Nuremberg trials.
“It’s clear, it’s happened clearly and cluster bombs have been used again on civilian women and children. It’s hard to think of a more serious action,” Rob added.
Susanna then mentions “Rob’s personal history wrapped up in what happened during the second world war” before mentioning comparing Putin to Hitler.
Rob told Susanna: “We have to be careful in making sure that when we use such analogies, they are correct.
“One of the big problems here is that people have been picking up the rock of Nazism, especially Putin, and using it as an excuse to invade.
“Remember that the President of Ukraine is Jewish and his family is Jewish. In terms of a country seeking domination, seeking territory, it has a lot of history and will. What happens when we forget history is we are, of course, doomed to repeat it.
“It seems to me that now is the time to stand up,” added Rob.
Later on in the show, Rob and Susanna brought up the topic again when they mentioned a child who was being treated for leukemia and had to flee to Ireland for further treatment.
“I don’t like the word evil, it’s nuanced, but if the cap fits,” Rob said of Putin’s actions.
Good Morning Britain airs at 6am weekdays on ITV and ITV Hub.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/rob-rinder-blasts-evil-putin-26363644 Rob Rinder says Putin is 'evil' for making comparisons to Hitler over Ukraine attacks