Jewish group condemns Trump’s comparison of indictment to 'Nazi persecution'

The Trump campaign called the charges against him ‘reminiscent of Nazi Germany’


The Anti-Defamation League has condemned the Trump campaign for comparing the former president’s indictment to persecution under the Nazis. 

ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt said: “Comparing this indictment to Nazi Germany in the 1930s is factually incorrect, completely inappropriate, and flat-out offensive”.

He continued: “As we have said time and time again, such comparisons have no place in politics and are shameful”.  

In a statement published yesterday, the Trump campaign said: “The lawlessness of these persecutions of President Trump and his supporters is reminiscent of Nazi Germany in the 1930s, the former Soviet Union, and other authoritarian, dictatorial regimes”.

The campaign also alleged that the charges against him amounted to nothing more than election interference. 

The statement read: “This is nothing more than the latest corrupt chapter in the continued pathetic attempt by the Biden Crime Family and their weaponized Department of Justice to interfere with the 2024 Presidential Election”.

Donald Trump has been indicted on four charges by a grand jury in an investigation into his efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election. This is his third criminal indictment, but the first for his conduct while in office. 

He also faces the prospect of another indictment in Georgia, where he was recorded on a phone call asking officials to “find” him the votes to reverse his loss in 2020.

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