MSNBC’s Mehdi Hasan said Donald Trump again borrowed language from Nazi leader Adolf Hitler when he vowed over the weekend to rid America of left-wing “vermin” if elected president. year.
“That’s not a word we often hear used in everyday conversation,” Hasan said. “This is a word that the Nazis often used to dehumanize the Jews during the Holocaust.”
Trump, he said, said recently that undocumented immigrants are “poisoning the blood of our country,” similar to language found in Hitler’s “Mein Kampf.”
“So there you have it: A former president and now front-runner for the GOP presidential nomination not once but twice in the last few weeks has taken a page right out of Hitler’s Nazi propaganda playbook,” he said Hasan said.
He pointed to other recent reports on Trump’s plans if elected, including using the Justice Department to punish his opponents, deploying the military against protesters on his first day in office, and rounding up dissenters. documented immigrants and detaining them in several camps.
“These reports should alarm each one of us,” Hasan told his audience, adding:
“Trump has made no secret of his authoritarian ambitions for a second term. From punishing his political opponents to locking immigrants in camps to deploying the military, all while echoing the hateful rhetoric of Adolf Hitler. We know what to expect if he takes the White House again in 2024. But hey, what about Joe Biden’s age again?
"From punishing his political opponents to locking up immigrants in camps to deploying the military – all while echoing the hateful rhetoric of Hitler – we know what we can expect if [Trump] retakes the White House."
My monologue today on Trump& "vermin":pic.twitter.com/M5w4RiQtHx
— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) November 13, 2023