Via Free Beacon:

Former President Barack Obama invoked Nazi Germany to urge attendees of a Q&A session to remain vigilant in today’s political age, according to a journalist who attended the event.

Crain’s Chicago Business reporter Greg Hinz attended the event at the Economic Club of Chicago where Obama was quizzed by Ariel Investments President Mellody Hobson about his beliefs on a variety of subjects.

Obama said the United States had survived tough times before and could do so again, mentioning the age of McCarthyism and the attempted impeachment of former President Richard Nixon as examples.

The two-term Democrat expressed the importance of a free press and urged the country not to “grow complacent,” saying “we have to tend to this garden of democracy or else things could fall apart quickly.”

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