MSNBC's Joe Scarborough condemned Donald Trump's latest "fascist talk" and said the former president was channeling Adolf Hitler.
The ex-president made two statements over the weekend – in a Veteran's Day post on Truth Social and at a campaign rally in New Hampshire – smearing his political opponents as "vermin," which is the language Nazis used to dehumanize their enemies and justify genocide.
"He just reveals more about himself," the "Morning Joe" host said. "The Washington Post, of course, reported a few last week that Donald Trump basically was making an enemy's list and said if he were elected president of the United States he would use his position as president and start going after Democrats, start going after political enemies, start going after -- it sounded like arresting even his former lawyers who no longer defend him. So you have all that talk, but you always had this fascist talk coming from him, and it was just a week or two ago that the Anti-Defamation League and many others were concerned when he was talking about immigrants, quote, poisoning the blood of America, and, of course, that's again just sort of calls for racial purity, which of course I find absolutely fascinating since we are a nation of immigrants."
"As Donald Trump himself knows – what were they called, the Drumpfs?" Scarborough added. "What was his last name? Drumpfs came here from Germany when -- just having a name Drumpf and being from Germany was seen as anti-American and seen as poisoning the bloodstream, and now we're going -- we're just going full-on Hitler talking about vermin."
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