- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke on Monday defended his repeated attempts to paint President Trump as a Nazi sympathizer, calling it the “comparison of last resort” to portray the true danger the country is facing.

During an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, Mr. O’Rourke stood by his comments comparing Mr. Trump and his administration to Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Germany and his claims that the president has been inspired by Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels.

“Find me a better analogy,” the congressman said before airing a list of grievances against the president, including his temporary travel ban that Mr. O’Rourke described as a ban on “all Muslims” and the president’s treatment of illegal immigrants.

“It doesn’t just offend our sensibilities, it poses a violent risk to our fellow Americans,” he said. “22 shot dead in El Paso by a gunman inspired by the president of the United States.”

Mr. Bitzer countered that many people, even Democrats, think his comparisons of the Trump to Hitler are “unacceptable.”

“It’s the comparison of last resort, and that’s where we are,” Mr. O’Rourke responded. “I don’t mean the last resort politically or last resort in terms of defeating the president in November, but the last resort for this country that is descending into open racism and intolerance and violence led by the president.”

“Now, whether it’s what he said about Muslims or immigrants or the way he treats women of color in this country, or the fact that he described Klansman and Neo-Nazis as very fine people, we can’t fail to connect the dots and draw the conclusion about the danger that President Trump poses to this country,” he added.

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