MSNBC Host Invokes Nazi Comparison to Describe Potential Trump Administration Deportation Policy

May 14, 2019

MSNBC host and frequent Trump critic Donny Deutsch compared U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to Nazis during a Tuesday afternoon appearance on the network.

Deutsch, who recently premiered a new weekend show, discussed a recent Washington Post report about top officials at the Department of Homeland Security challenging a Trump Administration plan that "included an effort to fast-track immigration court cases, allowing the government to obtain deportation orders against those who did not show for their hearings."

"Think about that our country now and our commander-in-chief authorized ICE military briefs to literally go to the streets in 10 cities across this country, including New York where we are, and storm and show up and grab families and children," Deutsch said. "We are going to scary places guys that always happen in other parts of the world and are happening now."

"These are not MS-13 members. The overwhelming statistics of people coming in are less criminally disposed than the people who live in this country," Deutsch said. "They are running just like the Jews ran from the Nazis, just like so many other groups are running from persecutions for safety."

This is not the first time Deutsch has made a comparison to the Nazis. Last June, he said people who vote for Trump are "standing at the border, like Nazis."

"If you vote for Trump, then you, the voter, you, not Donald Trump, are standing at the border, like Nazis," Deutsch said. "If you vote, you can no longer separate yourself" from the "evilness of Donald Trump."

The Nazi regime murdered millions of innocent people during its reign, including over 6 million European Jews.