Tuberville suggests Trump should have been more assertive in addressing undocumented immigrants

Senator Tommy Tuberville voiced dissatisfaction with former President Donald Trump’s perceived leniency in discussing migrants, expressing a desire for a more assertive stance.

Trump’s recent rally remarks, accusing illegal immigrants of “poisoning the blood of our country,” faced criticism, but Tuberville, unlike some Republicans, didn’t distance himself. He emphasized disappointment that Trump’s comments lacked the desired strength, especially in addressing the significant influx of migrants at the border.

“I’m mad he wasn’t tougher than that. Have you seen what’s happening at the border? We’re being overrun. They’re taking us over. So a little bit disappointed it wasn’t tougher,” Mr. Tuberville said.

During a New Hampshire rally, Trump’s statements portrayed illegal immigrants as contributors to the global contamination of mental institutions and prisons, extending beyond specific regions.

“They’re poisoning the blood of our country. That’s what they’ve done,” Trump said of illegal immigrants. “They’ve poisoned mental institutions, prisons all over the world. Not just in South America, not just in three or four countries that we think about, but all over the world. From Africa, from Asia, from all over the world they’re pouring into our country.

Nobody is even looking at them, they’re just coming in. The crime [and terrorism] is going to be tremendous.”

The remarks drew criticism from various quarters, with some drawing parallels to Adolf Hitler and Nazis. Ammar Moussa, a spokesperson for the Biden campaign, condemned Trump’s comments, linking them to Hitler and dictatorial tendencies. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell highlighted the apparent inconsistency in Trump’s statements, pointing to his appointment of Elaine Chao, an immigrant from Taiwan, as Transportation secretary.

Joe Biden underscored similarities between Trump’s language and Nazi-era rhetoric, expressing concern over echoes of phrases from that time, particularly noting Trump’s recent comments on the alleged poisoning of America’s blood.

“It echoes language you heard in Nazi Germany in the ‘30s. And it isn’t even the first time. Trump also recently talked about ‘the blood of America is being poisoned.’ Again, echoes the same phrases used in Nazi Germany.”