‘Morning Joe’: Trump Has ‘Nazi Tendencies’, Wants ‘Ethnic Cleansing Politically’

‘Morning Joe’: Trump Has ‘Nazi Tendencies’, Wants ‘Ethnic Cleansing Politically’

Morning Joe made the comparison between President Donald Trump and Nazi Germany explicit Friday morning. Co-host Joe Scarborough and MSNBC contributor Donny Deutsch openly compared Trump’s ‘Send her back!’ rally to Hitler’s rallies in the 1930s.

“I want people to go back and look at Nazi Germany in the early ‘30s because the parallels are stunning,” Deutsch said. “Stunning. Oh, it can’t happen here, it can’t happen here. it can happen here.

“If you vote for Trump, you can no longer now say, you know, well he’s good for the economy and he’s good for the Israel. By the way, he would throw Israel overboard if it was better for him. Don’t kid yourself. And you own it now.”

“If you’re the person who votes for Donald Trump, you are no different than if you were watching on the subway five white nationalists berate an African-American woman saying, ‘Go back to where you came from’ and then you hid and you put your head home.”

“You can’t hide behind the economy anymore. You own it. You don’t get to do that anymore. And I think that’s critical. You know it’s interesting. We keep always talking about minorities. It’s on white people. You don’t get to say he’s good for the economy, and they all say stuff like that, no, they don’t. This is a man with Nazi tendencies. We’re not gonna use the word fascist any more. I don’t have to go through the list.”

“And if reporters asked him, Mr President, do you think you should stay beyond eight years, he’ll give you the honest answer. Do you think  people in the press should be put in jail? He’ll answer it.”

Scarborough was more cautious about comparing Trump to fascism but still made a very strong condemnation.

“I think if somebody that is critical of you or critical of me for suggesting that this sounded like a rally in Germany in the early 1930s where people were chanting send them back, send them back when there were actually citizens of Germany,” Scarborough said.

“And in this case, citizens of the United States of America.”

Scarborough asked his detractors to offer a better analogy than Nazi Germany.

“But when thousands of Americans in the audience chant send her back to a member of Congress, because of her color, because she’s a Muslim, or just, as frightening, Lindsey Graham says oh, well it’s because she doesn’t support Donald Trump. We are now talking about an ethnic cleansing politically — an ethnic cleansing of people who do not support our side.”

“It wasn’t until the crowd started chanting and it did sound — if not Nuremberg, again, please help me out, tell me what over countries do this. I promise you, whatever answer you give me today, it’s not gonna to be good. This stuff doesn’t happen in Canada. Doesn’t happen, you know, in other democracies.”

Watch the video above, via MSNBC.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Senior Editor and Political News Writer.