College newspaper compares Trump to Hitler

Posted at 4:18 PM, Feb 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-23 19:18:03-05

The cover of a California university's student newspaper is causing quite a stir on campus.

An editorial in Fresno State University's Collegian paper compares Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler.

The editorial starts with: "Trump's America is the Fourth Reich."

Troy Pope, the author and the Collegian's editor-in-chief, said he's getting more feedback than usual following the editorial.

"I've written some pretty opinionated pieces that have gotten me hate mail, but never like this," Pope said.

This is the first time in the newspaper's history than an editorial has been on the front cover. Pope said it was a strategic call to try to get more attention on the paper.

"It has been around forever and it has to figure out how to adapt to survive so we've been going bigger and bolder," he said.

If student response is any indication, Pope's decision may have worked.

The Collegian updated their website to note that the story is an editorial, not a news story.