Donald Trump’s rhetoric about “good genes” is “indistinguishable from the Nazi rhetoric” during the Second World War, an expert on the Holocaust has said.
“This state was pioneered by men and women who braved the wilderness and the winters to build a better life for themselves and for their families.
You have good genes, you know that, right?”
Mr Trump’s comments were widely condemned as echoing the language of eugenicists, who believe the human race can be improved genetically by selective breeding.
Eric Feigl-Ding, an epidemiologist and senior fellow at the Federation of American Scientists, said Mr Trump’s comments mirrored “master race eugenics”.
In undated video footage unearthed by the Huffington Post, Mr Trump, before becoming president, denied that “all men are created equal”. »