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Beto O’Rourke compares Trump campaign event to Nazi rally

Beto O’Rourke compares Trump’s recent ‘send her back’ campaign event in North Carolina to a Nazi rally and says El Paso is the new Ellis Island

  • Beto O’Rourke said President Trump’s North Carolina campaign event last week was ‘almost an impromptu Nuremberg rally’
  • He also called Trump a racist following the rally during which his supporters screamed ‘send her back’ as he attacked Congresswoman Ilhan Omar 
  • O’Rourke said the rally incited hatred
  • He said there would be consequences for members of Congress who don’t take a stand against Trump’s comments
  • The former Congressman went on to say that his hometown of El Paso, Texas was becoming like Ellis Island – a port of entry for migrants 

Beto O’Rourke has compared President Donald Trump’s recent campaign event in North Carolina to that of a Nazi rally.

The 2020 Democratic hopeful called Trump a racist during an interview with ABC News on Monday.

‘President Trump is a racist. What we saw in North Carolina last week was almost an impromptu Nuremberg rally,’ O’Rourke said.

He was referring to the president’s rally last week during which Trump supporters repeatedly roared ‘send her back’ as he attacked Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. 

Beto O’Rourke on Monday compared President Donald Trump’s recent campaign event in North Carolina to that of a Nazi rally and said it incited hatred

O’Rourke said the rally incited hatred. 

‘Ultimately, I think, implicit in that is violence against people based on the color of their skin, based on their religion, based on their difference from the majority of Americans,’ he said. 

He also criticized Trump for previous comments he has made, including that Mexico sends rapists and drugs into the U.S. and that there were fine people on both sides at the far-right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017.

‘It is in keeping with the president who describes Mexican immigrants as rapists and criminals, who describes asylum-seekers as animals or an infestation, who says that Klansmen are very fine people. It’s very clear the path that he is taking us on,’ O’Rourke said. 

He said there would be consequences for members of Congress who don’t take a stand against Trump’s comments. 

O'Rourke was referring to the president's rally last week during which Trump supporters repeatedly roared 'send her back' as he attacked Congresswoman Ilhan Omar

O’Rourke was referring to the president’s rally last week during which Trump supporters repeatedly roared ‘send her back’ as he attacked Congresswoman Ilhan Omar

‘Silence, especially from members of Congress, who hold a position of public trust and power, silence is complicity in what the president is doing, and there will be an accounting. There will be a reckoning. There will be justice for this,’ he said. 

The former Congressman went on to say that his hometown of El Paso, Texas was becoming like Ellis Island – a port of entry for migrants.  

Trump has so far refused to apologize for saying that Omar and three other congresswomen should go back to the ‘broken and crime infested’ countries they came from, ignoring the fact they are all American citizens and three were born in the U.S. 

The other congresswomen he was referred to are: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley.  



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