During a recent address in San Francisco, U.S. President Joe Biden criticized former President Donald Trump for using the word “vermin” to describe his political opponents. Biden stated that Trump’s language echoed that of Nazi Germany from the 1930s.
Trump’s recent rally in New Hampshire saw him repeating his unfounded claims of election fraud and vowing to “root out communists, Marxists, fascists, and radical left thugs” whom he likened to vermin within the country. Biden condemned Trump’s rhetoric during a fundraiser in San Francisco, highlighting the similarities to language used by the Nazis.
Trump’s remarks were met with swift online criticism, with historians pointing out the parallels to dehumanizing language used by autocrats. Trump, who is the frontrunner for the Republican nomination in the 2024 election, has a history of using divisive rhetoric to describe his opponents. He has previously referred to immigrants entering the country illegally as “poisoning the blood of our country.”
However, a Trump campaign spokesman, Steven Cheung, has rejected comparisons to Nazis and dismissed critics as “snowflakes grasping for anything” due to their supposed “Trump Derangement Syndrome.” The term “snowflake” is used to dismiss individuals as overly sensitive or easily offended.
Despite the controversy, the ongoing clash between Trump and Biden continues to captivate public attention.