2020 Democratic hopeful Beto O’Rourke made it clear he doesn’t think there is a need for a border wall and in his latest remark on immigration, he’s comparing President Donald Trump to the Third Reich.
Just like freshman rising star Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), who has compared the migrant caravans and global warming to Nazi Germany, the former congressman who lost to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in the 2018 midterm elections thinks the president’s stance on immigration is the same as Nazi Germany.
At a campaign stop in Iowa Thursday, O’Rourke went on to compare Trump to the Third Reich:
“When the President of the United States has called Mexican immigrants ‘rapists’ and ‘criminals.’ He then went on to call asylum-seekers ‘animals’ and an ‘infestation.’ Now, we would not be surprised if, in the Third Reich, other human beings were described as an infestation as a cockroach or a pest that you would want to kill. But to do that in 2017 or 2018 in the United States of American doesn’t make sense.”
As the Daily Wire’s Ryan Saavedra first pointed out, O’Rourke made the false claim that Trump called asylum seekers “animals.”
“I called them ‘animals’ the other day and I was met with rebuke,” Trump previously said after push back for his controversial word usage, clarifying he was talking about MS-13 gang members, USA Today reported. “They said, ‘they’re people.’ They’re not people. They’re animals. We have to be very, very tough.”
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O'Rourke also falsely claims that Trump called asylum seekers "animals," Trump called violent illegal alien MS-13 gang members "animals"
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) April 4, 2019
O’Rourke made immigration reform a key issue in his 2020 run and has thrown out the idea during his campaign stops and rallies that there’s no need for the border wall — which is a stark contrast to the current crisis law enforcement is facing at the U.S.-Mexico border, especially in his hometown.
However, the situation in El Paso was turned up this past week when U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Commissioner in El Paso, Kevin McAleenan, declared a “breaking point has arrived” as detention facilities overflowed, which caused thousands of immigrants at the southern border to be released into the U.S.
“CBP is facing an unprecedented humanitarian and border security crisis all along our southwest border, and nowhere has that crisis manifested more acutely than here in El Paso,” McAleenan previously said.