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Kasich Campaign Invokes Poem About Nazis to Attack Trump

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s campaign team released a new video Tuesday criticizing Donald Trump’s comments to certain minority groups.

The video, titled “Trump’s Dangerous Rhetoric,” features retired Col. Tom Moe, an Air Force veteran and former Vietnam prisoner-of-war, paraphrasing late German pastor Martin Niemöller’s “First they came…” poem about the Nazi’s rise to power while headlines about Trump’s controversial statements appear on screen:

“You might not care if Donald Trump says Muslims must register with their government because you’re not one. And you might not care if Donald Trump says he’s going to round up all the Hispanic immigrants, because you’re not one … if he keeps going and he actually becomes president, he might just get around to you. And you better hope there’s someone left to help you.”

During a Tuesday rally in South Carolina, Trump, the Republican party’s current frontrunner, made fun of Kasich’s poll numbers—”We’re beating the governor of Ohio in his own state,”—and also mispronounced his name (Kay-sick, not Kay-sitch).


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