Appearing on the View, fledgeling 2020 Dem Candidate Beto doubled down on comparing Trump supporters at a MAGA rally to Nazis.
Beto claimed Trump’s attacks on “the squad” are based on the color of their skin.
So far, Beto’s campaign has failed to capture the imagination of Democrat voters as he is polling under 3% on average. His first debate performance was also widely panned by most critics as poor, with accusations of pandering by speaking Spanish.
2020 candidate Beto O’Rourke in a heated discussion with The View cohost, Meghan McCain, doubled down on his comments to ABC News describing President Donald Trump’s North Carolina rally “an impromptu Nuremberg” gathering.
“When he’s asking four women of color to go back to their own country, and then connecting that with everything else that he’s doing, calling the press the enemy of the people, there is only one path that will take us down,” O’Rourke said.
He disagreed with McCain, who said his comments – which referenced the types of xenophobic rallies that took place during the rise of the Nazis to power in Germany– may turn off moderate voters, and called his comments extreme.
“We all have to take accountability for our actions,” O’Rourke said, adding later “The direction of this country has never been so imperiled or undermined as it is now. This is our defining moment of truth.”
On Monday, during an interview with ABC News Live, the former Texas congressman condemned everything from the president’s immigration policies to his comments against four congresswomen of color, also known as “the Squad.”
“What we saw in North Carolina last week was almost an impromptu Nuremberg rally, inciting hatred and ultimately, implicit violence against people of color, people. Based on their religion and based on their difference from the majority. And it is in keeping with the president who describes Mexican immigrants as rapists and criminals, who describes asylum seekers as animals and an infestation. The man who calls Klansman very fine people. It very clear the path he is taking us on.”
"Yes, President Trump is a racist," 2020 candidate Beto O'Rourke tells ABC News' @BrianaKStewart on @ABCNewsLive. "What we saw in North Carolina last week was almost an impromptu Nuremberg rally … it's very clear the path that he is taking us on" https://t.co/YqQFDBlZbr pic.twitter.com/WpSAAyAHup
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) July 22, 2019