In a social media message marking Veterans Day, Trump pledged to “root out the communists, Marxists, fascists, and far-left scum who live like vermin within the borders of our country, lie, steal, and cheat during elections, and will do everything they can, legally speaking.” Or illegally to destroy America and the American dream.
The former president, who is on pace to become the Republican Party’s presidential nominee, repeated those comments later last weekend during a speech in New Hampshire.
“The language of dictators”
The Biden team reacted angrily: “On a weekend when most Americans honored our nation’s heroes, Donald Trump parroted the authoritarian language of dictators Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini. Many American veterans have given their lives to fight the kind of un-American ideas that Trump now espouses.
The White House added separately that Trump’s comment would be “terrifyingly distinctive to American veterans who wore their country’s uniform in the 1940s.” Scientists confirm that the Nazis described the Jews as insects.
The Trump campaign, in turn, condemned those who made this historical comparison: “Their sad and miserable existence will be crushed when President Trump returns to the White House.”
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