Donald Trump unfortunately remains running for president. He’s also mirroring the language of historical dictators in his public remarks, having recently complained about “vermin” on the Left that he pledged to eradicate. And he did so on Veterans Day.
“In honor of our great Veterans on Veteran’s Day, we pledge to you that we will root out the Communists, Marxists, Fascists, and Radical Left Thugs that live like vermin within the confines of our Country, lie, steal, and cheat on Elections, and will do anything possible, whether legally or illegally, to destroy America, and the American Dream,” he said. The Biden campaign is squarely condemning Trump for the historical parallels of his remarks, which the campaign characterized as representing a betrayal of the U.S. soldiers who died in World War II confronting dictatorial figures like Germany’s Adolf Hitler.
“On a weekend when most Americans were honoring our nation’s heroes, Donald Trump parroted the autocratic language of Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini — two dictators many U.S. veterans gave their lives fighting, in order to defeat exactly the kind of un-American ideas Trump now champions,” Biden campaign spokesperson Ammar Moussa said. “Trump doesn’t care about our troops or what they fought for — he thinks they’re ‘losers’ for making the ultimate sacrifice defending our country from forces opposed to democracy and its ideals.”
Former GOP Congresswoman Liz Cheney of Wyoming has also condemned Trump. “When @GOPChairwoman refuses to condemn the GOP’s leading candidate for using the same Nazi propaganda that mobilized 1930s-40s Germany to evil, it’s fair to assume she’s collaborating. History will judge Ronna McDaniel and every Republican who is appeasing this dangerous man,” Cheney wrote online.
It’s a fool’s errand at this point to search for anything that would spur most Republicans to actually distance themselves from their party’s continued presidential front-runner, Trump. Sure, he repeatedly expresses support for participants in the January 6 Capitol attack and spreads highly personalized attacks that could spur real-world threats to opponents. Republicans evidently don’t care.
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“On a weekend when most Americans were honoring our nation’s heroes, Donald Trump parroted the autocratic language of Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini – two dictators many U.S. veterans gave their lives fighting… pic.twitter.com/ZiEQ6lJmOo
— Ammar Moussa (@ammarmufasa) November 13, 2023