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Illinois governor 'deeply concerned' by Trump rhetoric reminiscent of Nazi era
Sun 19 Nov 2023 14.50 EST
Donald Trumps rhetoric on immigration, his plans for a second presidency if he wins next years election, and his description of political enemies as vermin reflect the language of 1930s Germany and the Nazis rise to power there, a senior Democrat warned on Sunday.
JB Pritzker, the Illinois governor of Jewish descent who helped drive the construction of the states Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Chicago, added his voice to a wave of condemnation over the former presidents remarks.
Joe Biden last week also likened Trumps comments to the era when Nazi Germany orchestrated the murders of 6 million Jews during the Holocaust, saying it isnt even the first time he had done so.
The rhetoric thats being used by Trump, by some of the Maga (Make America great again) extremists, is rhetoric that was used in the 1930s in Germany [and] I am very concerned about the direction of the country if we see policies like what Donald Trump is espousing come to light, he said.