The vice presidential nominee on the Libertarian party ticket today defended his comments last week likening Donald Trump‘s immigration policy to Kristallnacht, that infamous night where Jews throughout Germany were targeted by mobs and killed.
William Weld, a former Republican Massachusetts governor, told The New York Times last week, of Trump’s deportation plans, “I can hear the glass crunching on Kristallnacht in the ghettos of Warsaw and Vienna when I hear that, honest.”
Jake Tapper asked him on CNN today if maybe that’s a bit strong.
Weld said, “No, I don’t think so.”
“If we don’t remember, we absolutely will forget,” he said. “And you gotta forget a lot of things to think it’s a good idea to round up and deport 11 million people living peaceably… in the middle of the night. No, not the United States.”
Watch above, via CNN.
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