Illinois Democratic candidate Sean Casten, who was harshly criticized for comparing President Trump to Osama Bin Laden, has also claimed that there are “Nazis” working in the White House.
Casten, who is running in Illinois’ sixth district, asserted in a February meeting with voters that Trump has a “tremendous amount in common” with the mastermind of the September 11 terror attacks. (RELATED: Dem Candidate Compares Trump To Bin Laden)
While Casten said those words were “poorly chosen,” he has also been caught on camera on two separate incidents telling voters that there are “Nazis” and “racists” within the Trump administration.
According to video obtained by the Washington Free Beacon, Casten told voters in August 2017, “I don’t think you need to be an engineer to know that it’s a bad idea to have Nazis and racists in the White House.”
Later that year, in October, Casten doubled down.
“Nobody should have to use a calculator to answer the question whether it’s a good idea to have Nazis and racists in the White House,” he said.
Casten defended his remarks in a statement, insisting that the White House “has given … employment to white nationalists.” He did not indicate if he believes there are any actual Nazis working in the White House:
“This White House has given voice and employment to white nationalists and their protectors. And when Nazi-incited violence led to a death in Charlottesville, the President couldn’t bring himself to stand up and denounce this hate. It is unacceptable that Peter Roskam has not done more to hold this administration accountable, and demand that people like Steve Bannon, Seb Gorka, Stephen Miller, and Ian Smith—the recently discovered DHS employee with white nationalist ties—not be given power in this administration.”