Former President Donald Trump has left Democrat and leftist commentators outraged over his remarks about immigration during a New Hampshire rally over the weekend.
Trump centered his speech in Durham, New Hampshire, on Saturday on the topic of illegal immigration amid President Joe Biden’s border crisis, as record numbers of illegal aliens have been recorded crossing into the United States.
“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,” the former president said, adding: “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.”
President Trump in New Hampshire:
They’re poisoning the blood of our country. They’re pouring into our country from all over the world.
— Eddie (@ICU1010) December 16, 2023
The left immediately pounced on Trump’s language, claiming that his remark about “poisoning the blood” was “parroting” language used by Adolph Hitler.
Biden’s allies in the mainstream media echoed the criticism, with MSNBC host Joe Scarborough declaring that Trump was “literally channeling Hitler, talking about poisoning the blood of America.” His co-host and wife, Mika Brzezinski, chimed in with a claim that “Donald Trump, once again, used the language of 20th-century authoritarians.”
The Biden campaign also smeared Trump for his comment, while also trying to argue that the Republican presidential frontrunner was planning to “lock up millions of people into detention camps.”
In a statement issued Saturday, the Biden campaign attacked Trump for several remarks made during his rally, including criticizing him for comments about having a good relationship with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and for quoting Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“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 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,” the statement read.
TRUMP, BIDEN FIGHT: President Joe Biden's campaign says that former President Donald Trump's remarks yesterday, in which he said that illegal immigrants to the U.S., including those from Africa and Asia, are "poisoning the blood of our country," could be likened to the words of… pic.twitter.com/HGJeSCHLDI
— Simon Ateba (@simonateba) December 17, 2023
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), whose presidential campaign is currently polling at below 3%, also attacked Trump for his comments during an appearance on 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 claimed. “The other problem with this is the Republicans who are saying this is okay.”