Joe Scarborough: Trump’s Rhetoric Reminds Me of Nazi Race Laws

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough continued his attacks on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump‘s rhetoric towards a Mexican-American judge Monday morning, saying that it reminded him of the Nazi racial codes under Adolf Hitler.

Republican Arizona Senator Jeff Flake was very critical of Trump’s comments, saying that he could not yet endorse his party’s presumptive nominee. “His statements this week on the judge, that’s a new level,” he said. “It’s not just ill-informed, ignorant statements, but they suggest that when he’s president after November that perhaps he ought to go after that judge.”

“And also a guy who was born in America, a guy from Midwest like Paul Ryan, born in Indiana,” Scarborough pointed out. “He’s not even looking at his citizenship, he’s not even looking at his place of birth.”

“I mean, this sounds like Nuremberg,” Scarborough said. “’Are you 1/32nd Jewish?’ ‘Are you 1/16th black?’ ‘Are you 1/8th Mexican?’ I mean, what standard is this? This is not American.”

The Nuremberg racial codes were implemented at the height of the Nazi regime to determine who exactly was undesirable and subject to persecution. As Scarborough notes, this often meant arbitrary and infinitesimal amounts of “impure” blood would disqualify one from public service.

Watch the exchange above, via MSNBC.

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