USA: Biden accuses Trump of Nazi rhetoric

The US president sharply criticized his predecessor after he described his political opponents as “vermin”. Biden compares Trump’s language to that of the Nazis.

US President Joe Biden has accused his predecessor Donald Trump of Nazi rhetoric. He was reacting to statements made by the Republican at a campaign event in the US state of New Hampshire. There, Trump, who is running for president again in 2024, said of his political opponents: “We will eradicate the communists, Marxists, fascists and the radical left-wing thugs who live like vermin in our country.”

This language was “heard in Nazi Germany in the 1930s,” Biden said at a fundraising event in San Francisco on Tuesday. The word “vermin” has “a certain meaning.”

In this context, Biden also referred to a Trump interview with the conservative news site The National Pulse from the end of September. In it, the ex-president said about migration that it was “poisoning the blood” of the USA and claimed, among other things, that the migrants were people from “insane asylums” and “terrorists”. Fleeing poverty, violence and political crises, people are currently mainly coming to the USA from Central and South America and the Caribbean.

Biden: There are many reasons to be against Trump

“Here too, the same expressions are used that were used in Nazi Germany,” said Biden. There are many reasons to be against Donald Trump, “but damn, he shouldn’t be president.” Trump’s speech in New Hampshire had also prompted the White House to make a statement. The terms are “horrifyingly recognizable to American veterans who wore their country’s uniform in the 1940s,” said a government spokesman, according to US media.

The presidential election is scheduled for November 5, 2024. Among the Republicans, Trump is currently far ahead in polls among his party’s candidates. President Biden is running for a second term among the Democrats – without serious competition. This could lead to another race between the two. Polls suggest this could be close.