Former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld waded into the murky waters of comparing current events to the Holocaust on Thursday when he likened Donald Trump's plan to deport millions illegal immigrants to Kristallnacht.
"I can hear the glass crunching on Kristallnacht in the ghettos of Warsaw and Vienna when I hear that, honestly," Mr. Weld told The New York Times
, referencing the two-day assault against Jews by Nazis in 1938.
"My Kristallnacht analogy does evoke the Nazi period in Germany. And that's what I'm worried about: a slippery slope."
On Wednesday, Weld agreed to become the vice-presidential running mate of Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party candidate and former governor of New Mexico.
Trump, in one of his most controversial proposals, has vowed to begin rounding up and shipping out undocumented immigrants if he becomes the commander-in-chief.
But Weld said he wouldn't call Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, a fascist or a Nazi.
"I'm just saying, we have to watch it when we get exclusionary about people on account of their status as a member of a group."
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