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Cory Booker Compares Border Security to Turning Away People Fleeing the Holocaust

By Mark Jennings | June 10, 2019 | 4:31pm EDT
Sen. Cory Booker (Screenshot)

On Saturday, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), a candidate for president of the United States, drew a comparison between President Donald Trump’s support of border security and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s rejection of Jewish refugees during the Holocaust.

Booker made the comments at a campaign event in Iowa, where he first complained of the cost of border security:

“Do you know how much billions of dollars we’ve done to increase the numbers of Customs and Border Patrol agents, of people involved in immigration?”

Booker then made his Holocaust analogy:

“As much as he wants to make us afraid of people trying to come here escaping terror, not remembering, like, when we turned away other immigrants trying to escape terror—it was a ship that came here during World War II with a bunch of folks trying to escape the Holocaust. We turned it around where they got killed in the Holocaust.”

Booker also drew a comparison between President Trump and the anti-immigration “No-Nothing Party” of the past, saying “This is why knowing history is so important.” He also claimed that President Trump is “trying to make us afraid of people coming from the southern border with brown skin.”

 

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