The campaign of former US president Donald Trump compared the latest indictment he received on Tuesday on the January 6 Capitol Insurrection to Nazi Germany.
"The persecution of President Trump and his supporters is reminiscent of Nazi Germany, the former Soviet Union, and other dictatorial and authoritarian regimes," the campaign said, with a spokesperson of the former president saying that the investigation into Trump is "un-American," according to an Associated Press article.
"This is nothing more than the latest corrupt chapter in the ongoing pathetic attempt by the Biden Crime Family and their weaponized Justice Department to interfere in the 2024 presidential election, in which President Trump is the undisputed frontrunner, and leading by substantial margins.”
The campaign also said that Trump has "always followed the law and the Constitution."
Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt tweeted in response to the Trump campaign, stating that "comparing this indictment to Nazi Germany in the 1930s is factually incorrect, completely inappropriate and flat out offensive. As we have said time and again, such comparisons have no place in politics and are shameful."
Comparing this indictment to Nazi Germany in the 1930s is factually incorrect, completely inappropriate and flat out offensive. As we have said time and again, such comparisons have no place in politics and are shameful. https://t.co/WPW2qSEudr— Jonathan Greenblatt (@JGreenblattADL) August 1, 2023
"Latest indictment is just fake charges" - Trump campaign
The campaign said that the latest indictment is "fake charges" and can be considered "election interference." The remarks came after a grand jury charged the former US leader with the insurrection after losing the election.
"As we have said time and again, such comparisons have no place in politics and are shameful."Jonathan Greenblatt
A defamation lawsuit by the former president against CNN was dismissed by a federal judge on Friday, saying that the phrase the network uses "The Big Lie," to describe the former president’s 2020 election claims could not lead a reasonable viewer to believe that Trump is comparable to Adolf Hitler.
Trump said last month he would not end his 2024 presidential campaign if he is convicted and sentenced on the various charges against him.
Andrew Lapin/JTA and Reuters contributed to this report.