Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke compared President Trump's administration to Nazi Germany twice during his interview with MSNBC on Sunday.
O'Rourke, who has accused Trump of directly inspiring the El Paso shooter, told host Al Sharpton there are many comparisons to the brutal dictatorship that led to World War II and the deaths of millions of Jews in the Holocaust to how Trump is running the county.
"President Trump, perhaps inspired by [Joseph] Goebbels and the propagandists of the Third Reich, seem to employ this tactic that the bigger the lie, the more obscene the injustice, the more dizzying the pace of this bizarre behavior, the less likely we are able to do something about it," the former Texas congressman said, adding it is why he is glad House Democrats are pursuing impeachment.
Sharpton, for clarification, asked O'Rourke if he had in fact just compared Trump's America to Nazi Germany.
"I just want to make sure that's what I heard you say," Sharpton said.
"There is so much that is resonant of the Third Reich in this administration," O'Rourke replied. "Whether it is attempting to ban all people of one religion and saying that Muslims are somehow inherently dangerous or defective or disqualified.
"Outside of Nazi Germany, it is hard for me to find another modern democracy that had the audacity to say something like this and then this idea from Goebbels and Hitler that the bigger the lie and the more often you repeat it, the more likely people are to believe it. That is Donald Trump to a tee," he continued.
During a speech at the Alabama Democratic Conference, O'Rourke also stated the United States "is still racist at its foundation, at its core."