Leading GOP candidate Donald Trump lambasted the media Thursday for attempting to draw comparisons between fervent supporters at his rallies and Nazi Germany.
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After condemning violence at his campaign assemblies during the CNN debate in Miami, Trump went on to criticize the media and in particular the Today Show for suggesting his supporters were signaling a Nazi salute.
Here’s the transcript via CNN:
TRUMP: It shows the total dishonesty of the press. We were having — on a few occasions, again massive crowds. And we’re talking and I’m saying who is going to vote on Tuesday? Who is going to vote? The place goes crazy. Then I say, hey, do me a favor. Raise your right hand. Do you swear you’re going to vote for Donald Trump?
Everyone’s laughing, we’re all having a good time. That’s why I have much bigger crowds than Ted, because we have a good time at mine.
TRUMP: But we’re all having a good time and the next day, on the Today Show and a couple of other place, not too many. Because when you look at it, everyone’s smiling, laughing. Their arms are raised like this. They had pictures, still pictures of people and they tried to equate it to Nazi Germany.
It is a disgrace. It was a total disgrace. And I’ve had reporters, people that you know, come up to me and said that — what they did on the Today Show was a disgrace.