Former Governor Talks Trump: Deporting People Is The Same As Murdering Jews

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Rachel Stoltzfoos Staff Reporter
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Donald Trump’s immigration plan is no different from that night Nazi Germany gave paramilitary groups the nod to viciously crush the Jewish population in 1938, according to Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld.

Weld said Thursday that Trump’s plan reminded him of Kristallnacht, the infamous “night of broken windows” that served as a preamble to worse things for Europe’s Jewish population.

The interview with The New York Times was Weld’s first since agreeing to run as Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson’s vice president in 2016.

Weld was not short on historical drama, telling the Times, “I can hear the glass crunching on Kristallnacht in the ghettos of Warsaw and Vienna when I hear that, honest,” referring specifically to Trump’s plan to deport the 11 million illegal immigrants living in the country.

By some estimates German authorities and citizens murdered hundreds of Jews and hauled 30,000 others off to concentration camps in retaliation for the assassination of a German official by a Polish Jew. Giving the night its name, broken glass lined the streets of cities across Germany and Austria after angry citizens destroyed thousands of Jewish shops and hundreds of synagogues.

“I’m not horrified about everything Mr. Trump has done at all,” Weld told TheNYT, adding: “I think he’s done a lot. But when I think about some of the positions, I think they’re way out there.”

In addition to deporting the illegal immigrant population, Trump has promised to build a wall on the southern border and prioritize the interests of current U.S. residents when crafting immigration policy.

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