Former President Donald Trump has ramped up his rhetoric on the immigration crisis being experienced at the southern border as record numbers of migrants enter the U.S. illegally.
“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,” Trump said at a campaign rally in Durham, New Hampshire.
Trump’s reference to “poisoning the blood” had some people comparing Trump’s rhetoric to that of Adolf Hitler.
A Forbes article compared Trump’s words to a phrase “used several times in Hilter’s ‘Mein Kampf’ to describe the ‘influx of foreign blood’ as ‘poison.’”
Trump’s campaign speech was also called out by the Biden team for quoting Vladimir Putin and praising other dictators.
“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,” the Biden campaign said.
“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.”
Biden’s immigration record, however, leaves a lot to be desired. According to the Daily Wire, Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) encountered more than 240,000 migrants which is a record for October. Overall, from October 2022 to October 2023, there were 2.4 million migrant encounters at the border, another near record.
When asked if Trump’s rhetoric on immigration made him regret endorsing the former president, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said, “We’re talking about language. I could care less about what language people use as long as we get it right.”
On fmr. Pres. Trump saying immigrants are poisoning the blood of the country, @LindseyGrahamSC goes back to issues at the border, saying, "I could care less what language people use as long as we get it right."
He adds Trump "has a way of talking sometimes I disagree with."
— Kristen Welker (@kwelkernbc) December 17, 2023
Trump continues to draw huge crowds at campaign rallies across the nation as his lead in the GOP primary seems to widen every day. He has also refrained from participating in GOP debates as he remains the clear frontrunner for the nomination.