The White House has condemned Donald Trump, denouncing what it described as fascist-like rhetoric after the former president claimed that immigrants were "poisoning the blood of our country," as reported by Danny Kemp for Agence France-Presse (AFP).
The White House also accused Trump of "praising dictators" when he quoted Russian President Vladimir Putin at a rally on Saturday in New Hampshire. I Photo: The White House
The White House also accused Trump of "praising dictators" when he quoted Russian President Vladimir Putin at a rally on Saturday in New Hampshire. The state is set to vote next month on a Republican candidate to face Democrat Joe Biden in the 2024 election.
"Echoing the grotesque rhetoric of fascists and violent white supremacists and threatening to oppress those who disagree with the government are dangerous attacks on the dignity and rights of all Americans, on our democracy, and on public safety," said White House Deputy Press Secretary Andrew Bates.
"It's the opposite of everything we stand for as Americans," he added in a statement.
Former President Donald Trump doubled down on language condemned for its ties to white supremacist rhetoric. At a campaign event in New Hampshire on Saturday, he asserted that immigrants are “poisoning the blood of our country.”
Notably, Trump himself is the grandson of a German immigrant, and his latest wife is an immigrant from Slovenia, while Biden traces his roots to Ireland. These comments mark another instance of Trump using increasingly violent rhetoric in his campaign messaging, as reported by Aaron Pellish for CNN.