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CNN’s Christiane Amanpour accuses Trump of ‘Nazi talk’

CNN chief international anchor Christiane Amanpour on Sunday accused former President Trump of engaging in “Nazi talk” and stressed the importance of former Vice President Pence calling for new leadership within the party. .

During a debate on Sky News on Sunday, Amanpour warned against public reports that Trump and his team are planning a hypothetical second term in the White House.

President Trump said, “From day one, I said I would be a dictator. He said I would use the Department of Justice against all my enemies. I am your revenge. What does that even mean?'' ? About immigrants, he said, they are infected with American blood.”

“This is a Nazi story. This is really dangerous,” Amanpour added. “He declared what he would do.”

Amanpour acknowledged that some concerns can be dismissed as exaggerations.

“Now some say your fears are just the fears of some crazy liberal. In fact, some say he is a real and proven threat to democracy, not just in the United States but around the world.” “There are some,” Amanpour said. “And the 14th Amendment actually provides that any state or federal official who participates in an insurrection is prohibited from holding office and holding office in the future.”

The Trump campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Amanpour pointed out the significance of Pence's previous comments about Trump, particularly that Pence is a staunchly conservative Republican.

“It's a big deal for him to come out and say unequivocally, if not completely, that he never wants President Trump again. He put himself at the scene of a shooting on January 6th three years ago. And he did, and he was right, when he got no help from the president while people were screaming to hang Mike Pence. “People are thanking him for his courage and continued defense of the office. He was the president watching from the White House,” she said. “So this is a big deal.”

In an interview on CNN's “State of the Union” early Sunday, Pence called for a “fresh start” and new leadership for the party, saying, “The Iowa caucuses are right around the corner, and the New Hampshire caucuses are coming. I continue to hope that it will open.” All good Republican voters in these states will give our party a fresh start and new leadership to move it forward in this election and beyond. ”

“Elections are about the future, and the Republican Party needs new leadership. We definitely need new leadership in the White House to move us forward,” Pence said.

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