President Biden’s campaign team on Monday accused Donald Trump of “imitating” Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini by comparing his political opponents to “vermin.”
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During a campaign rally on Saturday, the former Republican leader, presidential candidate in 2024, promised to “eradicate the communists, Marxists, fascists and thugs of the radical left who live like vermin in our country”.
Comments made on Veterans Day which, according to Joe Biden’s camp, echo those of the dictators of the Second World War.
“Donald Trump imitated the autocratic language of Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini,” said a spokesperson for Joe Biden’s campaign team, Ammar Moussa, on Monday.
A spokesperson for Donald Trump described these accusations as “ridiculous” in a statement to AFP. “Those who make this type of insinuation (…) will be crushed when President Trump returns to the White House,” he assured.
The former American president has long made his politically incorrect, willingly provocative speech a trademark.
But his rhetoric has escalated recently, with the Republican suggesting a few weeks ago that a powerful American general was guilty of “treason” and that in other times he would have been executed.
He then said the migration crisis at the US-Mexico border was “poisoning the blood of our country.”