Trump Escalates Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric With ‘Poisoning the Blood’ Comment

By Trip Gabriel – yahoo news – Former President Donald Trump said immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally were “poisoning the blood of our country” in a recent interview, language with echoes of white supremacy and the racial hatreds of Adolf Hitler.

Trump made the remark in a 37-minute video interview with The National Pulse, a right-leaning website, that was posted last week. It drew broader scrutiny Wednesday after liberal MSNBC host Mehdi Hasan surfaced the quote in a post on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter.

Other commentators went on to point out that Trump’s attack invoked a theme of Hitler’s autobiographical manifesto “Mein Kampf,” in which the Nazi Party leader railed about what he claimed was the impurity of immigrants, Jews and interracial couples.