Former Texas Congressman and potential 2020 Democratic candidate Beto O’Rourke exploded on the Trump administration this week; viciously comparing President Trump’s rhetoric with statements made in ‘Nazi Germany.’
In Iowa, @BetoORourke says the president’s rhetoric on migrants and calls to ban Muslims sound more like the Third Reich than the USA.
Asked about the comparison after the rally, he emphatically stood by it.
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“I thought, what is that doing to her head and her conception of herself and what she is able to contribute to this country, when the president of the United States has called Mexicans rapists and criminals, he then went on to call asylum seekers animals and an infestation,” O’Rourke said.
“We would not be surprised if in The Third Reich other human beings were described as an infestation, as cockroach, as a pest that you wanted to kill, but to do that in 2017 or 18 in the United States of America doesn’t make sense,” he added.