Hitler’s great-nephew says Donald Trump is a ‘liar’

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Adolf Hitler's oldest male descendant calls Donald Trump a "liar"
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Adolf Hitler’s oldest male and living descendant has come out of obscurity to take a swing at Donald Trump. Alexander Stuart-Houston, one of the Nazi dictator’s great-nephews, has said he didn’t like liars like the US president.

German newspaper Bild has tracked Stuart-Houston for an interview. He and his two surviving brothers, Brian and Louis Stuart-Houston, were the son of William Patrick Hitler, who was born in the UK to Hitler’s half-brother, Alois Hitler Jr. William changed the family’s name after moving to New York following the World War II, first to Hiller and then Stuart-Houston.

His sons have been staunchly denied the media of interview for years, but Stuart-Houston has recently been somehow convinced to talk by Bild. His brothers, Brian and Louis, however, wouldn’t talk to the paper. They all live close to each other in New York.

In his interview, Stuart-Houston, 68, said he had been a Republican voter, but that changed with the current administration. He said he was not a fan of the US leader because Trump was a “liar.”

“The last person I would say I admire is Donald Trump. He is definitely not one of my favourites,” he said. “Some things that Trump says are all right … It’s his manner that annoys me. And I just don’t like liars.”

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, however, got his admiration.

“I like her. She’s good. She seems to be an intelligent and smart person,” Stuart-Houston said.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks to U.S. President Donald Trump German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks to U.S. President Donald Trump during the second day of the G7 meeting in Charlevoix city of La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada, June 9, 2018.  Bundesregierung/Jesco Denzel/Handout via Reuters

Being Hitler’s descendants were not easy for them. They even had to change their tainted last name so no one could associate them with the Fϋhrer. However, sometimes that wasn’t enough. He has revealed that one of his brothers one had a Jewish girlfriend who left him after learning about their familial connection to Hitler.

He had another brother, Howard Ronald, who died in a car accident in 1989. Howard was married but had no children. And with the brothers all unmarried, there’s a fair chance that their lineage could end with them. There were rumours that he and his brothers had once vowed never to marry or have children in a bid to kill off Hitler’s bloodlines. But Stuart-Houston called those claims “bull----.”

The brothers enjoy relative anonymity, with most of their neighbours having no idea that their great-uncle was the Nazi leader himself. One who knew, however, told Bild that they were “excellent people.”

“You can’t be blamed for your relatives,” she said.

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