Democrats Slam Trump For Immigration Remarks

Democrats were angered by comments made by former President Donald Trump last weekend regarding immigration. Trump had made some remarks on illegal immigration during a speech in Durham, New Hampshire on Saturday.

Condemning the current state of the border under the leadership of President Joe Biden, he said, “They let — I think the real number is 15, 16 million people into our country. When they do that, we got a lot of work to do.”

“They’re poisoning the blood of our country,” he added. “That’s what they’ve done. They poison mental institutions and prisons all over the world, not just in South America, not just to three or four countries that we think about, but all over the world. They’re coming into our country from Africa, from Asia, all over the world.”

Many on the Left have held on to the “poisoning the blood” bit of Trump’s comment as they draw connection between the phrase and language used by Adolf Hitler.

Biden’s campaign issued a statement Saturday saying, “Donald Trump channeled his role models as he parroted Adolf Hitler, praised Kim Jong Un, and quoted Vladimir Putin while running for president on a promise to rule as a dictator and threaten American democracy.”

Trump’s remarks were also brought up during MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” with host Joe Scarborough saying that the presidential nominee hopeful was “literally channeling Hitler, talking about poisoning the blood of America,” while co-host, Mika Brzezinski, stated, “Donald Trump, once again, used the language of 20th-century authoritarians.”

Trump also had someone come for him on the issue within the GOP, as former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told CNN, “He’s disgusting, and what he’s doing is dog-whistle to Americans who feel absolutely under stress and strained from the economy and from the conflicts around the world, and he’s dog-whistling to blame it on people from areas that don’t look like us.”

Christie also criticized Republicans for not taking an issue with the remarks.

Trump’s campaign is however insisting that he said nothing wrong. “President Trump gave a great speech. Contrast that with mainstream media and academia at-large who have given safe haven for dangerous anti-Semitic and pro-Hamas rhetoric,” the campaign spokesperson Steven Cheung told CNBC News.