Trump insists he ‘knows nothing’ about Hitler and doubles down on claims immigrants are ‘poisoning the blood of our country’: Ex-President says remarks aren’t racist, slams claims he’s read Mein Kampf and says border crossers are ‘filling our schools’

Former President Donald Trump said in an interview that he knows “nothing” about Hitler as he repeated comments that immigrants “poison the blood of the nation,” flatly rejecting rhetorical comparisons to the Führer.

He was asked about critics who said he was using “Hitlerian language” in his repeated use of the “poisonous” language to describe migrants. The German dictator wrote about the “poisoning” of German blood by the Jews in his 1925 manifesto that preceded the Holocaust. Trump has refused to back down and used this language at campaign rallies amid the anger.

‘No, and by the way I never knew Hitler said that. And I never read my camp. They said I read my camp. These are misinformation people, terrible people we’re dealing with. I’ve never read Mein Kampf,” Trump said.

Interviewer and conservative host Hugh Hewitt then asked Trump: “So you don’t mean any racist sentiment at all when you say we’re poisoning our blood?”

“Dear, no,” Trump replied.

Trump insists he knows nothing about Hitler and doubles down

‘I don’t know anything about Hitler,’ said former President Donald Trump, doubling down on his comments about migrants ‘poisoning the blood of the nation’

He cited his support among African American and Hispanic voters, who are rising above GOP benchmarks.

He then went further and said he knew ‘nothing’ about Hitler.

‘First of all, I don’t know anything about Hitler. I am not a student of Hitler. I have never read his works. They say he said something about blood. He didn’t say it the way I said it either. It’s a completely different kind of statement.’

He then repeated some of his warnings about migrant flows into the country during a week in which the country experienced record numbers of encounters with migrants at its southern border.

“What I’m saying when I talk about people coming into our country is that they are destroying our country. Prisoners come into this country. Psychiatric patients are coming in by the thousands, really, by the millions, because look. I believe the number will be 15 million people, maybe more than that, by the time this fool leaves office. 15 million people, and he’s destroying our country,’ he said.”

Trump said migrants

Trump said migrants “don’t speak our language, and no one knows what’s going on,” and said people released from mental institutions would come out, even though many migrants claim political persecution or economic hardship.

Trump said he was not a student of Hitler and had not read his manifesto, although his ex-wife said a friend once gave Trump a copy of Hitler's speeches that he kept in a cupboard next to his bed.

Trump said he was not a student of Hitler and had not read his manifesto, although his ex-wife said a friend once gave Trump a copy of Hitler’s speeches that he kept in a cupboard next to his bed.

Trump’s repeated comments about migrants poisoning the nation’s blood and his insistence that he is unfamiliar with Hitler’s use of similar language have resurfaced comments from his late first wife, Ivana Trump, who claimed Trump was a owned a book of Hitler’s speeches that he kept in a cabinet. at his bedside.

The quote came from a 1990 movie Vanity fair interview. A reporter asked Trump about it, and the then-real estate baron said his friend gave him a copy of the famous book. ‘I did give him a book about Hitler. But it was My new orderNot Hitler’s speeches my campsaid the friend, Marty Davis.

Hewitt also gave Trump the opportunity to further clarify his “dictator” comment during an interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News, where he said he would not abuse power “except on day one.”

“If re-elected, will you peacefully transfer power at the end of your second term, as required by the Constitution?” Hewitt asked him.

“Of course,” Trump responded, before talking about leaving office in 2021 following his attempt to overturn the election, which will leave him fighting a lawsuit in federal court in DC.

‘And that’s what I did this time. And I’ll tell you what. The elections were rigged, and we have plenty of evidence of that. But I did it anyway. “The other question you have to ask is, ask the other side if you want to cheat in the election, because the only way we’re going to lose is if they cheat in the election,” Trump said.

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“It’s language that I think people have rightly identified as being similar to Hitler’s language,” Vice President Kamala Harris said

As he has done in recent speeches, Trump repeated his “bloody” comments about immigrants, bringing up terrorists and mentally ill people.

“If you look at it, and you look at what’s coming in, from all over the world, we don’t have one group, they come from Asia, from Africa, from South America. They come from all over the world. They come from prisons. They come from mental institutions and insane asylums. They’re terrorists. Absolutely, that poisons our country,” Trump said.

‘That poisons the blood of our country. And that’s what happens.’

He then said that the migrants do not speak English.

‘People come in, we don’t even know what language they speak. We don’t have anyone who speaks the language. And they load up our classes. We fill our classes, our school classes, with children who do not speak the language. They don’t speak our language and no one knows what is going on. No, we are poisoning our country. We are poisoning the blood of our country, and people are coming in. Think about that, mental institutions around the world are being emptied into the United States. Jails and prisons are being emptied across the United States. This is poisoning our country.”

The Biden campaign has criticized Trump for his language, and Vice President Kamala Harris joined the condemnation this week.

“I was raised to know that there will be people who will use their voices in ways that are designed to dehumanize, designed to suggest that the vast majority of us have nothing in common, when in fact the vast majority of us have nothing has in common. of us have more in common than what divides us,” she said.

“And I would, I think, interpret it then as I do now, meaning it’s language designed to divide us. It’s language that I think people rightly think is similar to Hitler’s language,” she said.

“And I think it is critical that we remind each other, including our children, that the true measure of a leader’s strength is not based on who he puts down, but on who he lifts up.”