Donald Trump is facing heavy criticism after declaring that immigrants are “poisoning the blood of our country.” Many critics have pointed out that the former president’s statement is shockingly similar to the words used by Hitler in Mein Kampf.
Trump’s alarming statement
Trump is under fire after making concerning comments about immigrants at a recent New Hampshire rally. “They’re poisoning the blood of our country,” he told the crowd. “They poison mental institutions and prisons all over the world, not just in South America… but all over the world; they’re coming into our country from Africa, from Asia…”
As many critics soon pointed out, the former president’s remarks bear a striking resemblance to words used by Hitler in the infamous Mein Kampf. “All great cultures of the past perished only because the originally creative race died out from blood poisoning,” Hitler wrote, referring to race mixing.
Trump doubles down
Instead of attempting to explain his worrying statement, Trump doubled down on Truth Social, where he wrote, “Illegal immigration is poisoning the blood of our nation. They’re coming from prisons, from mental institutions — from all over the world.”
Biden blasts Trump
Biden was among those with words of criticism for the ex-president. A statement released by the Democrat’s campaign read, “Trump is not shying away from his plan to lock up millions of people into detention camps and continues to lie about that time when Joe Biden obliterated him by over 7 million votes three years ago.”
No surprises here
Actor Jeremey London reacted on X, posting, “Why would anybody be surprised that Trump is using Hitler rhetoric? He has been holding rallies just like the monster since he announced he was running for president the first time. The rallies were the biggest tell and everyone’s like ‘Man, Donnie just sure loves YMCA…’”
A danger to democracy
Political commentator Joe Scarborough shared similar sentiments on X. “Another ratcheting up of fascist, anti-American rhetoric by the likely GOP nominee,” he said. “Here, Trump favorably quotes Putin calling America ‘rotten,’ borrows talking points from Hitler, and gains momentum from Republican voters. The danger to democracy builds.”
Language isn’t important
Republican Lindsey Graham shared his thoughts on NBC. “We’re talking about language. I could care less what language people use as long as we get it right,” he said.
Language speaks volumes
Vice President Kamala Harris also weighed in on the controversy during an MSNBC interview with Lawrence O’Donnell. “It is language that’s meant to divide us,” she said. “It is language that I think people have rightfully found similar to the language of Hitler.”
Chris Christie chimes in
Chris Christie made it clear that he did not condone his fellow Republican’s remarks on CNN. “He’s disgusting, and what he’s doing is dog-whistling to Americans who feel absolutely under stress and strain from the economy and conflicts around the world,” he declared. “He’s dog-whistling to blame it on people from areas that don’t look like us.”
“The other problem with this is the Republicans who are saying this is OK… You’re telling me that someone who says that immigrants are ‘poisoning the blood’ of this country, someone who says Vladimir Putin is a character witness, is fit to be president of the United States?” the former governor continued. “It’s not OK for an American president to be saying these things.”
Celebrities are not happy with Trump
More celebrities piled on against Trump in their posts on X. Actor Rob Reiner said, “The only person poisoning the blood of America is Donald Trump.” Meanwhile, actor John Cusack simply wrote, “The anti reality fascist movement.”