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At the Alabama Democratic Conference on Saturday, 2020 presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke said that “this country is still racist at its foundation, at its core.”

The Texas Democratic continued, addressing gun violence in America, “No other country in the world is even close to this kind of carnage.” O’Rourke’s Saturday comments missed the mainstream media’s watch, appearing on local Alabama networks.

Less than three days later he made an interview appearance on CNN with Wolf Blitzer. Blitzer asked O’Rouke to defend his comments that Trump’s statement on the Kurds was “inspired” by Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels.

O’Rourke fired back, stating there is no other better comparison.

“Find me a better analogy of another leader of a Western democracy describing all people of one religion as inherently defective, or disqualified, or dangerous.”

When Blitzer suggested O’Rourke reconsider the Nazi comparsion he did not back down and refused to admit the comparison was a stretch.

“It’s the comparison of last resort. And that’s where we are,” O’Rourke said.

Last week, in a press conference, President Donald Trump said that the Kurds were cleaned out of northern Syria. The statement was offensive to some.

Marissa Martinez is the founder of Strategic Rush, contributor for Accuracy in Media, The Hill, and Republican Strategist for PACs and congressional candidates. Follow her stories, @MarissaAlisa

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