Trump claims migrants are ‘poisoning the blood of our country’ in campaign address

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By Carina

During a recent speech in New Hampshire, former President Donald Trump sparked controversy with his remarks on undocumented immigrants, claiming they are “poisoning the blood of our country.”

This statement has reignited criticism from several quarters.

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Trump’s immigration rhetoric criticized in presidential race

Trump, a leading figure in the Republican presidential race, has faced previous criticism for using language deemed xenophobic.

In a campaign event focused on immigration issues, he reiterated his stance against illegal immigration and pledged to intensify restrictions on both illegal and legal immigration if re-elected.

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Trump’s controversial remarks on immigration at Durham rally

Addressing a crowd of several thousand in Durham, Trump emphasized the influx of immigrants from various parts of the world, including Asia, Africa, and South America.

“They’re poisoning the blood of our country,” he declared, using a phrase that has drawn significant backlash for its connotations.

Anti-Defamation league criticizes Trump’s remarks in National Pulse interview

This rhetoric was also used in an interview with The National Pulse, a right-leaning publication.

The Anti-Defamation League, led by Jonathan Greenblatt, condemned Trump’s language as “racist, xenophobic, and despicable.”

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Expert links Trump’s rhetoric to historical fascist speeches

Yale professor Jason Stanley, an expert on fascism, expressed concern over Trump’s repetition of such phrases, noting their dangerous echoes of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler’s rhetoric.

“He is now employing this vocabulary in repetition in rallies. Repeating dangerous speech increases its normalization and the practices it recommends,” Stanley warned, highlighting the potential threat to immigrants’ safety in the U.S.

Trump campaign tags criticism of immigration language as ‘nonsensical’

In response to these criticisms, Trump campaign spokesperson Steven Cheung dismissed the objections as “nonsensical.”

He defended using such language, arguing that it is commonly found in literature, news articles, and television.

Trump’s immigration comments fuel controversy in U.S. politics

The ongoing debate over Trump’s immigration rhetoric underscores the polarizing nature of his political style.

His comments in New Hampshire have not only sparked criticism from various quarters but have also raised concerns about the potential impact on immigrant communities in the U.S.

As the presidential race continues, the discourse around immigration and its representation in political rhetoric remains a contentious topic.

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