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O’rourke compares Trump’s speech at the Nazi rally, says El Paso could be a modern-day Ellis Island

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Democratic 2020 hopeful Beto O’rourke said in an interview on Monday that his home town of El Paso, Texas, could today’s Ellis Island, and compared President Trump recent campaign speech in North Carolina to a Nazi rally.

“Yes, President Trump is a racist,” O’rourke told ABC News that Ellis Island in New York Harbor. “What we saw in North Carolina, the last week was almost a spontaneous Nuremberg rally.”

The island was the main port of entry for millions of immigrants until the mid-20th century.

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O’rourke, the home town of El Paso is located North of the U.S.-Mexico border. The country has a record number of immigrants from Central America in the past year The Trump management was criticized for his handling of the humanitarian crisis. The administration is accused of years of inaction by the Congress and other administrations.

“Maybe millions of people, the Americans from Mexico and El Salvador, and the Western hemisphere, said the first foot in the United States in my home town,” O’rourke. “So if we are over 2,000 miles apart, El Paso and New York, we are connected in the common history of America.”

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O’rourke, said Ellis Island is “a reminder of American history at its best and in its worst Form.” He added that cases of “open and hostile racism” have been influenced in America, as the Land of “welcome or not welcome immigrants,” but “there were also moments where we overcome, and reminds us of who we are, our best.”

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