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O’Rourke Compares Trump’s Rhetoric to That Used in Nazi Germany

"Now, we would not be surprised if, in the Third Reich, other human beings were described as an infestation..."

By NTK Staff | 04.04.2019 @2:53pm

Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) compared the rhetoric that President Trump has used to describe immigrants to that used in Nazi Germany during a campaign event in Iowa on Thursday.

O’Rourke was telling the crowd that when he was member of Congress, every year around Valentine’s Day, he would go to elementary schools to collect Valentine’s Day cards the students had made for veterans.

“This third-grade girl who’s handing us the hand-drawn Valentines, who happens to be Mexica-American says, ‘Why does the president not like me?’ And I thought, what is that doing to her head and her conception of herself?” O’Rourke said. “When the President of the United States has called Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals. He then went on to call asylum-seekers animals and an infestation.”

“Now, we would not be surprised if, in the Third Reich, other human beings were described as an infestation as a cockroach or a pest that you would want to kill. But to do that in 2017 or 2018 in the United States of American doesn’t make sense,” O’Rourke said.

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