Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump has made it clear that if he becomes president, a first order priority under his watch is to tackle illegal immigration. While he is famously known for his plans to construct a wall along the Mexico-U.S. border, Trump also plans for to deport a significant portion of the illegal aliens already within the United States. Many critics have made drastic comparisons to his deportations plans, but this recent politician made one downright, drastic and despicable comparison.

Libertarian Vice Presidential candidate William Weld compared Trump’s deportation of illegal immigrants to Kristallnacht, the night of November 10, 1938 when German Nazis torched synagogues, vandalized Jewish homes, schools and businesses and killed close to 100 Jews during the Holocaust. “I can hear the glass crunching on Kristallnacht in the ghettos of Warsaw and Vienna when I hear (Trump’s plan), honest,” Weld told the New York Times. When CNN’s Jake Tapper pressed Weld if his comments of comparison were a bit far-reaching, Weld firmly stood by his comparison.

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“No, I don’t think so. I served five years on the U.S. Holocaust Commission by appointment of President George W. Bush. I’m absolutely certain that, as we said in those years, if we don’t remember, we absolutely will forget. And you got to forget a lot of things to think it’s a good idea to round up and deport 11 million people living peaceably, most of them working in America, in the middle of the night,” Weld responded to Tapper’s questioning.
Weld just recently accepted Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson’s invitation to be on the ticket as his VP for the 2016 election.