Bill Weld: Trump’s Deportation Policies ‘Analogous’ to Nazi Germany

‘The amount of fear in Europe with the knock at the door that gGvernor Johnson mentions Anne Frank hiding in the attic, they’re analogous’

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Libertarian vice presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld said Donald Trump's deportation plan is akin to Nazi Germany's rounding up of Jews. He appeared with Chris Cuomo in a CNN townhall Wednesday night. Here's an excerpt:

CUOMO: “You’ve gone beyond incendiary and beyond bad politics, you likened trump’s immigration policies to what happened in Nazi Germany.”
WELD: “Sure did.”
CUOMO: “Why?”
WELD: “I think that the Republican presumptive nominee succeeded in tapping into the very worst political traditions of the United States and other countries. The amount of fear in Europe with the knock at the door that gGvernor Johnson mentions Anne Frank hiding in the attic, they’re analogous.”
CUOMO: “Liken it to genocide? This is an ugly scenario.”
WELD: “It is the roundup that he has proposed, the rounding up, deportation of 11 million people. That’s a lot of people. That’s going to engender a lot of fear, pit citizens and noncitizens against the government, breed disrespect for authority. I think it’s not a realistic prescription whatsoever.”

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