Former White House communications director Sean Spicer is calling out the “nuts” 2020 Democratic presidential candidates’ anti-Trump rhetoric, adding that the candidates are only doing so to get ahead in the race — but it’ll just come back to hurt them later on.
After first mocking the long list of Democrats seeking the 2020 nomination, Spicer said there then “becomes a sprint to the extreme-left to outdo each other.”
“The way to get attention, the way to rise in the polls is to be more extreme and nuts than the next individual who’s gone before you,” Spicer said, adding that the candidates need to get attention “in a crowded field, and the only way to do it is to attack further for Trump.”
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As IJR Red reported, at an Iowa campaign stop on Thursday, O’Rourke compared Trump’s take on immigration to the Third Reich as well as falsely claiming the president called immigrants “animals” — Trump used that language previously when referring to MS-13 gang members.
O’Rourke reiterated another time at the same rally that he’s comparing the “rhetoric that the president has employed to rhetoric that you might have heard during the Third Reich,” as IJR Blue noted.
“You draw your own conclusions,” O’Rourke said. “But this is not something that I expected to hear the president of the United States of America ever say.”
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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
Castro mirrored O’Rourke’s rhetoric during an NBC interview on Friday when asked about the accuracy of his fellow contender’s remark:
“I think one of the things that that [the Third Reich] did was to dehumanize people. There have been other regimes that also dehumanized people. Fortunately, we haven’t traveled down, of course, the same path. And we won’t because this country is better than that. And I believe that this president is going to get defeated in 2020. However, it’s very clear that we have a president who is bound and determined to dehumanize people to create a fear and paranoia about them in order to boost his own political fortunes.”
The Democratic field continues to expand for the 2020 presidential run, so candidates may be using anti-Trump rhetoric to push themselves ahead.
“It may work in the primary, it’s going to kill them in the general,” Spicer said.