Trump calls opponents ‘vermin’, Biden camp accuses him of ‘imitating’ Hitler

President Biden’s campaign team on Monday accused Donald Trump of “imitating” Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini by comparing his political opponents to “insects.”

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During a campaign rally on Saturday, the former Republican leader, a candidate for the presidency in 2024, pledged to “eradicate the communists, Marxists, fascists and thugs of the radical left who live like virgins in our country.”

Comments made on Veterans Day and which, according to Joe Biden’s camp, echo those of World War II dictators.

“Donald Trump imitated the autocratic language of Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini,” a spokesman for Joe Biden’s campaign team, Ammar Moussa, said Monday.

A spokesman for Donald Trump called the allegations “ridiculous” in a statement to AFP. “Those who make this kind of insinuation (…) will be crushed when President Trump returns to the White House,” he said.

The former US president has long been a trademark of his politically incorrect and deliberately provocative speech.

But his rhetoric has intensified recently, with the Republican suggesting a few weeks ago that a powerful US general was guilty of “treason” and would have been executed in other times.

At the time, he said the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border “was poisoning the blood of our country.”