During a Thursday morning radio interview, Donald Trump Jr. made a peculiar apparent reference to the Holocaust as he talked about whether the media is the only thing enabling the survival of Hillary Clinton‘s campaign
As he talked with host Chris Stigall, the Trump scion ranted and raved about how differently the media treats Clinton from his father. As part of his point, Trump Jr. pointed to the troubling revelations from the DNC’s July email leak, and said the press would be “warming up the gas chamber” if that sort of thing happened to the Republican Party.
“The media has been her number one surrogate in this. Without the media, this wouldn’t even be a contest, but the media has built her up. They’ve let her slide on every indiscrepancy, on every lie, on every DNC game trying to get Bernie Sanders out of this thing. If Republicans were doing that, they’d be warming up the gas chamber right now.”
Trump Jr. went on to praise his father’s transition to a more presidential campaign, and said his mogul father is prepared for the upcoming debates even though he expects the moderators won’t be fair. Donald Trump himself has offered the same thoughts recently as he said there shouldn’t be anyone moderating the debates at all.
Recently, Trump Jr. shared a meme favored by Neo-Nazis and alt-right nationalists in response to Clinton’s characterization that half his fathers’ followers are “deplorables.”
Listen above (start at 9:00 for the relevant part), via Talk Radio 1210 WPHT.
UPDATE – 2:10 p.m. ET: Trump Jr. has offered a defense of his remarks, insisting his “gas chamber” quip was not anti-Semitic.
[h/t CBS Philadelphia]
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