“This is not a coincidence,” the Biden campaign tweeted.

Comparing a political opponent to Hitler was once nearly verboten in political campaigns. But it has become
routine for the Biden operation
, which notes that historians themselves have said Trump’s rhetoric echoes that of fascist leaders. The Biden campaign has linked Trump’s statements to Hitler multiple times in the past few weeks and has urged reporters to more closely scrutinize the former president’s speeches, particularly around immigration.

Trump has scoffed at the comparison. But he has not backed away from his comments. At a rally on Tuesday,
he once again said
immigrants are “destroying the blood of our country” and added that he had “never read ‘Mein Kampf” — Hitler’s manifesto.

The Biden camp didn’t let that slide. “Probably the audiobook then,” responded spokesman TJ Ducklo,
over X

.

Although Biden has been more cautious to draw a flat out comparison between Trump and Hitler in his public remarks, he has inched closer to doing so in recent days.

At a fundraiser
Tuesday night
, Biden said that the language Trump uses “reminds us of the language coming out of Germany in the ‘30s.”

“He has called those who oppose him ‘vermin.’ And, again, this weekend, he talked about ‘the blood of our country’ is being poisoned. Even conservative Republicans have spoken out against it,” Biden said.



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