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    (The Washington Post)
    By Isaac Stanley-Becker April 8 at 5:22 AM
    During a visit to the border on Friday, President Trump declared, “Our country is full.”

    “Can’t take you anymore,” he said, as if he were addressing migrants from Mexico and Central America directly, though none were in the room for the roundtable in Calexico, Calif.

    Yet people in other countries did take note of his words. In Germany, a local division of the nationalist, anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany, or AfD, celebrated the American president’s pronouncement. The party’s branch in Bad Dürkheim, a spa town of about 19,000 in western Germany’s pastoral Rhineland region, hailed Trump on Facebook as a “realistic man who has the courage to speak the truth.”

    A user commented, “Germany is also full.”

    Trump’s language — repeated on Saturday and affirmed again in a Sunday evening tweet stressing, “Our country is FULL!” — was rebuked in the United States as an aberration. But it fits a pattern of far-right rhetoric reemerging globally. Fear of an immigrant takeover motivates fascist activity in Europe, where, historically, the specter of overcrowding has been used to justify ethnic cleansing.

    Adolf Hitler promised “living space” for Germans as the basis of an expansionist project, which historians said distinguishes the Third Reich from today’s xenophobic governments. Still, experts found parallels.

    “The echoes do indeed remind one of the Nazi period, unfortunately,” John Connelly, a historian of modern Europe at the University of California at Berkeley, said in an interview with The Washington Post. “The exact phrasing may be different, but the spirit is very similar. The concern about an ethnic, national people not having proper space — this is something you could definitely describe as parallel to the 1930s.”

    The president’s words became even more freighted when he repeated them on Saturday before the Republican Jewish Coalition in Las Vegas, saying, “Our country is full, can’t come. I’m sorry.”

    After Trump says U.S. is ‘full,’ politicians talk border security
    Two days after President Trump said, “Our country is full,” Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) and others spoke out about border security and immigration.

    The remarks drew outrage, with critics pointing to the lesson of the SS St. Louis, a German ocean liner carrying Jewish refugees who were turned away by the United States in 1939. About a quarter of the passengers later perished in Nazi death camps.

    The words chosen by Trump have come to be associated with 20th-century moral catastrophe. An account of Switzerland’s xenophobic reaction to Jewish refugees from the Third Reich is titled, “The Lifeboat is Full: Switzerland and the Refugees, 1933-1945.”

    Hermann Peiter, a former professor of theology at the University of Kiel, has documented how ideas about the master race gained currency after Germany’s defeat in World War I based on the complaint, “No room for foreigners! Germany is full!”

    Already on Thursday, before Trump had declared the country “full,” Beto O’Rourke, the former Texas congressman and Democratic presidential candidate, was comparing the president’s language to the rhetoric used by Nazi leaders.

    “Now, I might expect someone to describe another human being as ‘an infestation’ in the Third Reich,” O’Rourke said. “I would not expect it in the United States of America.”

    Trump last year described immigrants as “animals,” later saying that he was referring to the MS-13 gang, most of whose members are from Central America. He has used the epithet going at least as far back as 2015, during the first month of his presidential campaign.

    White House spokesman Hogan Gidley, in a statement to the Associated Press, responded to O’Rourke’s comments by portraying the Democrats as anti-Israel and anti-Semitic.

    But it is Trump whose language echoes the warnings of white nationalists in Europe — a connection on which the White House didn’t have an immediate comment.

  2. (Gateway Pundit) – Freshman Congressowman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) mocked Fox News contributor Lawrence Jones III for wearing a flak vest while reporting from the Texas-Mexico border Thursday, sneering, “Does “live from the border” mean Party City? Fox is really out here doing the most on a budget to make the border look more dangerous than it is”
    Jones politely responded to Ocasio-Cortez, “Congresswoman, I’m sure the Border Patrol Laredo Sector, would be happy to give you a full briefing on the crisis here on the border. How about you join me & see for yourself. We just capture 8 illegals 3 minutes ago. Thankfully they weren’t armed like the others 2 days ago.”



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