Marco Rubio Defends Donald Trump’s Racist Claim that Immigrants Are ‘Poisoning the Blood’ of America

In response to Marco Rubio defending Donald Trump for saying that immigrants are ‘poisoning the blood’ of our nation, DNC Spokesperson Kenia Guerrero released the following statement: 

“Donald Trump’s statement that immigrants are ‘poisoning the blood of our country’ is the kind of dangerous language used by the likes of Hitler and Mussolini — and Marco Rubio is willing to defend him just for the chance to be Trump’s running mate. Rubio has lost his last shred of dignity just to compete in a race to the bottom to be on an extreme MAGA ticket this November that is wildly out-of-touch with voters who will decide this election.”

NEW: Marco Rubio defended Trump’s horrifying statement that immigrants are ‘poisoning the blood of our country.’

Florida Politics: “Marco Rubio defends Donald Trump remarks that immigrants are ‘poisoning the blood’ of the U.S.”

“A Florida Senator who is in the vice presidential mix is pushing back against criticisms of Donald Trump’s comments about migration from Latin American countries.

“During a Noticias Telemundo interview, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio answered pointed questions from interviewer Julio Vaqueiro about whether Latino immigrants are ‘poisoning the blood’ of the country, saying they were idiomatic and not reflective of any racism by the former President.


“Pressed further, Rubio said ‘poisoning the blood’ is simply a ‘saying that he uses, but it has nothing to do with race, because in the end, he’s talking about the country, not the population.’”

Trump’s dangerous anti-immigrant statement is one of the many examples of him parroting rhetoric uttered by the likes of Hitler and Mussolini. 

Trump: “And we know they come from prisons. We know they come from mental institutions, insane asylums. We know they’re terrorists.”

“It’s poisoning the blood of our country. It’s so bad. And people are coming in with disease. People are coming in with every possible thing that you can have.”

Axios: “Why it matters: Some historians have compared Trump’s dehumanizing language — including his claim that undocumented immigrants are ‘poisoning the blood of our country’ — to the rhetoric of fascist dictators like Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini.”

CNN: “Trump allegedly reserved some of his most unnerving praise for Hitler, who led Nazi Germany during World War II. … ‘[Trump] said, ‘Well, but Hitler did some good things.’ …

“Trump’s admiration for Hitler went further than the German leader’s economic policies, according to Kelly. Trump also expressed admiration for Hitler’s hold on senior Nazi officers. Trump lamented that Hitler, as Kelly recounted, maintained his senior staff’s ‘loyalty,’ while Trump himself often did not.”

Washington Post: “Trump calls political enemies ‘vermin,’ echoing dictators Hitler, Mussolini”

Rubio’s long record of pushing a dangerous anti-immigrant agenda includes railing against DACA, previously opposing pathways to citizenship, and backing Trump’s demand to kill the border security deal.

CNN: “‘I said that DACA has to go away and that it will,’ Rubio told Tapper. ‘I will on my first day in office get rid of it because it’s unconstitutional.’”

CNN: “Rubio has increasingly opposed the policy, which he criticizes as an illegitimate executive action.”

Bloomberg: “Marco Rubio Rules Out Path to Citizenship During His Presidency”

CNN: “Rubio: Border Patrol union is wrong on immigration deal”

Palm Beach Post: “Rubio, Scott oppose immigration bill as Trump lords over legislation”

“On Sunday evening, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio wrote on X, formerly Twitter, that the ‘border deal’ was an ‘easy NO’ vote for him.”

Miami Herald: “Sen. Marco Rubio on Friday became one of the first prominent lawmakers to publicly back President Donald Trump’s bid to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.”