Did Eric Trump Just Echo Nazi Talking Point By Branding Opponents ‘Not Human’? by the Forward

Did Eric Trump Just Echo Nazi Talking Point By Branding Opponents ‘Not Human’?

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Eric Trump lashed out his father’s opponents “not even people” in what some called a frightening echo of the Nazi effort to dehumanize Jews and other enemies.

President Trump’s son, who helps run his real estate empire, made the remarks on Fox News, in which he also bemoaned the lack of “morality” among Democrats.

“I’ve never seen hatred like this,” he said on Fox News’s “Hannity” Tuesday night. “To me, they’re not even people. It’s so, so sad. Morality’s just gone, morals have flown out the window and we deserve so much better than this as a country.”

On social media, slack-jawed users questioned Eric Trump’s effort to claim the moral high ground.

Historians say the Nazi party’s efforts to brand Jews as inhuman helped lay the groundwork for the Holocaust.

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Dave Goldiner

Dave Goldiner

Dave Goldiner is the Forward’s director of digital media. Dave is a veteran journalist who has spent two decades working at newspapers in the United States and Africa. A native New Yorker, Goldiner wrote for the New York Daily News, where he covered some of the biggest stories of our time, including the attacks of September 11, along with thousands of stories of hope and heartbreak. He also studied and worked in Southern Africa and has written for publications in South Africa and Zimbabwe. He holds masters degrees in journalism and public administration from Columbia University. Dave can be reached at goldiner@forward.com, or follow him on Twitter @davegoldiner

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