Trump says migrants are ‘poisoning the blood of our country’

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Former President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2023, in Durham, N.H. (AP Photo/Reba Saldanha)
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Former President Donald Trump is back in the headlines with escalating rhetoric. At a New Hampshire rally, he made contentious remarks about migrants reminiscent of Nazi Germany, claiming that migrants are “poisoning the blood of the country,” echoing a phrase historically associated with racist and anti-Semitic ideology.

The intensification of language comes as Trump leads in some polls for the GOP primary and a month before the Iowa caucuses. His comments have drawn criticism from various quarters, including President Joe Biden’s re-election campaign, which compared his language to that of Adolf Hitler.

The crowd cheers former President Donald Trump at a campaign rally, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2023, in Durham, N.H. (AP Photo/Reba Saldanha)

Trump’s rhetoric seems to be part of a broader strategy to energize his base by employing divisive and controversial language. This approach has led to a complex situation with the Republican Party. The question is, how will his increasingly extreme rhetoric impact the Republican primary and the broader political climate?


Click play to listen to the report from AURN White House Correspondent Ebony McMorris. For more news, follow @E_N_McMorris & @aurnonline.

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