Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke is in the dog house for comparing President Donald Trump’s administration to Nazi Germany.
It all started when the progressive Texan took a nearly year-old comment from Trump — when he called MS-13 gang members “animals” — and suggested he denigrated asylum seekers and refugees.
“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,” O’Rourke said at a campaign event last week.
Trump made the comments about MS-13 gang members about 11 months ago, but the president’s remarks, which were taken out of context, gained renewed interest last week.
Here are Trump’s comments in context:
O’Rourke’s comparison to the Third Reich was immediately condemned by the Zionist Organization of America, the largest and oldest pro-Israel group in the United States.
The ZOA president, Morton Klein, called on the presidential candidate to apologize “immediately,” according to a statement obtained by The Daily Wire.
Klein rebuked O’Rourke’s “disgraceful and ignorant and insensitive comments comparing Trump to the Third Reich.”
“As a child of Holocaust survivors,” he said, “I demand that O’Rourke must immediately apologize to President Trump and the Jewish people for his moronic and shameless trivialization of the Holocaust, which massacred 6 million Jews, including most of my own grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins and my fathers first family.”
“Shame on Mr. O’Rourke,” Klein added.
Pressed on the issue, though, O’Rourke doubled down, seemingly unwilling to walk back his suggestion that the White House is similar to the Third Reich.