MSNBC’s Deutsch Compares Trump Voters Who Support Border Policy to Nazi Guards


President Donald Trump‘s “zero tolerance” immigration policy, which resulted in the separation of migrant families and the detention of children at the border, has drawn comparisons to Nazi Germany from pundits.

MSNBC’s Donny Deutsch took that rhetoric a step further on Morning Joe Friday, declaring that when it comes to elections, the blame for Trump’s policies must be placed squarely on his voters.

With an eye towards how Democrats should take on Trump in the midterm elections, Deutsch said “this can no longer be about who Trump is, it has to be about who we are.”

“We can no longer say Trump’s the bad guy. If you vote for Trump, you’re the bad guy. If you vote for Trump, you are ripping children from parents’ arms,” he said. “What the Democrats have to do is make the next election a referendum on not who Trump is, but who you are. That’s the big difference. You can no longer now as a voter — because it’s not about taxes, it’s not even about some abstract term of immigration or nationalism.

“If you vote for Trump then you, the voter, you, not Donald Trump, are standing at the border, like Nazis, going ‘you here, you here,'” Deutsch said.

“And I think we now have to flip it. It’s a given the evilness of Donald Trump. If you vote, you can no longer separate yourself. You can’t say ‘well he’s okay, but.’ And I think that gymnastic and I think that jiu jitsu has to happen.”

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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