In a fiery New Hampshire campaign rally, GOP frontrunner Donald Trump reasserted his controversial stance, claiming immigrants are “poisoning the blood of our country.” The polarizing figure also heaped praise on authoritarian leaders like Russian President Vladimir Putin and lauded the “highly respected” Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán.
Critics, spanning the political spectrum, are sounding the alarm. MSNBC host Joe Scarborough lambasted Trump’s remarks on air, labeling them as blatantly undemocratic. Scarborough went further, drawing historical parallels, warning that Trump’s rhetoric mirrors tactics employed by fascist dictators of the 1930s, including Adolf Hitler.
“It’s getting more explicit. It’s getting worse. I am still shocked by the clowns who claim to be media critics out there — just absolute clowns — that attack the media for reporting this. And some of them say: You just don’t get it, you don’t understand his connection with the audience. You just have to understand….. He’s becoming more and more explicit on how he wants to take American democracy down,” Scarborough warned.
Presidential historian Jonathan Meacham joined the chorus, emphasizing the gravity of the situation. He urged a departure from conventional thinking, asserting that the 2024 election shouldn’t be approached in a standard manner. According to Meacham, the nation is under threat from what he describes as a “fascistic force,” requiring heightened awareness and an unconventional perspective.
In Meacham’s view, applying traditional political analysis falls short, as the U.S. grapples with an unprecedented and potentially perilous situation. The historian underscored the need for vigilance, stating that the American people are essentially on trial amidst this unfolding disaster.
Watch the segment below via MSNBC: