Trump Enrages The Left With Immigration Comments, Team Biden Claims He Wants To ‘Lock Up Millions’
DURHAM, NEW HAMPSHIRE - DECEMBER 16: Republican presidential candidate, former President Donald Trump arrives at a campaign event at the Whittemore Center Arena on December 16, 2023 in Durham, New Hampshire. Trump is campaigning ahead of the New Hampshire primary on January 23.
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Former President Donald Trump unnerved Democrats and leftist commentators over the weekend with his remarks on immigration at a New Hampshire rally. 

During a speech in Durham, New Hampshire, on Saturday, Trump focused on illegal immigration as the border crisis under President Joe Biden worsens with record numbers of migrants unlawfully crossing into the U.S.

“They let — I think the real number is 15, 16 million people into our country. When they do that, we got a lot of work to do. They’re poisoning the blood of our country,” Trump said at the rally, adding, “That’s what they’ve done. They poison mental institutions and prisons all over the world, not just in South America, not just to three or four countries that we think about, but all over the world. They’re coming into our country from Africa, from Asia, all over the world.”

Trump’s reference to “poisoning the blood” outraged many on the Left, who said that the phrase was reminiscent of language used by Adolf Hitler. Democrats and the Biden campaign took issue with the words, claiming Trump was “parroting Hitler” with the remark. Biden’s campaign then argued that Trump has a plan “to lock up millions of people into detention camps.” MSNBC host Joe Scarborough said Trump was “literally channeling Hitler, talking about poisoning the blood of America.” Scarborough’s co-host, Mika Brzezinski, added, “Donald Trump, once again, used the language of 20th-century authoritarians.”

The Biden campaign issued a statement on Saturday, criticizing Trump for the comments he made during his rally, including remarks about having good relationships with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and quoting Russian President Vladimir Putin. 

“Donald Trump channeled his role models as he parroted Adolf Hitler, praised Kim Jong Un, and quoted Vladimir Putin while running for president on a promise to rule as a dictator and threaten American democracy. Trump is not shying away from his plan to lock up millions of people into detention camps and continues to lie about that time when Joe Biden obliterated him by over 7 million votes three years ago,” the Biden campaign said.

On Sunday, Kristen Welker, another MSNBC host, pressed Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) to address Trump’s language on immigration. 

“You endorsed former President Trump,” Welker said. “Are you comfortable with him using words like that?”


“We’re talking about language. I could care less about what language people use as long as we get it right,” Graham responded. 

Brzezinski later responded to Graham’s remarks, saying, “The language that [Trump] uses turns out to be what he does.”

Trump’s GOP foe Chris Christie also chimed in on the controversy on CNN. 

“He’s disgusting, and what he’s doing is dog-whistle to Americans who feel absolutely under stress and strained from the economy and from the conflicts around the world, and he’s dog-whistling to blame it on people from areas that don’t look like us,” Christie said. “The other problem with this is the Republicans who are saying this is okay.”

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