It was Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who really got things going on the comparing migrant detention centers at the border to Holocaust concentration camps, and even though several major Jewish organizations asked her to stop, she doubled- and tripled-down; we’re pretty sure she hasn’t taken five minutes to respond to any of their concerns or even reply to their letters.
But as far as we know, it was Gen. Michael Hayden, former director of both the National Security Agency and the CIA, who kicked things off last summer with this hot take invoking Birkenau:
Other governments have separated mothers and children pic.twitter.com/tvlBkGjT0h
— Gen Michael Hayden (@GenMhayden) June 16, 2018
As Twitchy reported earlier, Vice President Mike Pence was raked over the coals earlier Saturday for visiting a migrant detention center and not even looking at or speaking to the men being held there … mostly by people who didn’t bother watching the actual video of Pence talking with migrants held at the center and asking if they were being treated well.
We’re sure she didn’t come up with it, but Alyssa Milano is passing around a sepia-toned version of Pence’s visit to make it look even more like a visit to a Nazi concentration camp. This isn’t even a concentration camp; it’s a prisoner of war camp. But at least Himmler had the guts to look his prisoners in the face, huh? Pence couldn’t even do that (except he could and did, but that myth is out there already).
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) July 13, 2019
We know it’s a dig on Pence specifically, but we really feel for the Border Patrol agents who are having to contend with the mess Congress created and are equated with Nazis just because they’re doing their jobs.
Conditions inside these overcrowded detention facilities might suck, but everyone there has a choice to stay and wait to be processed or leave and go back home — and they stay, and more keep coming.
Thank you for your continued contribution to #Trump2020
— TheQuestionIs 🗯 (@WhoDecides_) July 13, 2019
Oh, brother. Proud of our cleverness, are we? Emotional age: eight.
— Tim Hurley (@ProudOvoid) July 13, 2019
— Registered Republican (@Registered_Rep) July 13, 2019
In the first picture millions of Jews were boarded into cattle cars by force and put into concentration camps with the end being extermination on the bottom you have ppl who chose to cross our boarder illegally and can go home at any time
— Angela Maniaci ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@chiccabear26) July 13, 2019
This is absolutely insane. Go educate yourself on the Holocaust, and the American immigration laws, @Alyssa_Milano
— Harry Khachatrian (@Harry1T6) July 13, 2019
Thanks for continuing to sow that division in this country and doubling down on .@AOC rhetoric.
— Charles Something (@LostInteligence) July 13, 2019
— The Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) July 13, 2019
Wow. Not even close to being the same thing.
— Veronica Ciccone (@Chowny8) July 13, 2019
— Patrick (@Tall_6ft8_guy) July 13, 2019
Yeah, remember when the USA actively round these people up out of their homes and then executed them… Oh wait, they came here to live in America illegally foregoing legal admittance so they get detained before being released, alive? Oh shit… that’s totally different.
— Casey Smith (@zappa2001) July 13, 2019
This comparison would be laughable were it not so despicable.
— Jon Brown (@JonBrownDC) July 13, 2019
One group of people weren’t allowed to leave.
Another group is free to return to where they came from.
The comparison is disgusting.
— Flyer (@bama_flyer) July 13, 2019
I get it, immigrants expected America to put them up in a Ritz Carlton instead of having to rough it after crossing the border.
— Harley Aronson (@HarleyATC) July 13, 2019
They can leave anytime they choose though.
— mack. (@mentalmack) July 13, 2019
Stop making sense.
— FreckleFace (@heatherjay68) July 13, 2019
Never mind the fact that in one photo people are being systematically executed and in the other they are free to return to their native country whenever they want.
— CPrice (@CPriceDenver) July 13, 2019
Yes…. Pence & Himmler are about the same. This makes perfect sense to me.
— SheaJ21 (@SheaJ21) July 13, 2019
These peoples dishonesty Is exactly why Trump is going to win again.
— Americanpride (@Hommersbucket) July 13, 2019
Detained for being Jewish is different than detained for being a criminal.
— Michael Ryan 🌊 (@DeckyDo32) July 13, 2019
Thank you!!!! They have completely misused words to twist how people think about the situation. It's unbelievable!!
— Kimberly (@Kimb1185) July 13, 2019
— H-townMyke (@H_townMyke) July 13, 2019
That means Obama and his administration were Nazis too!?!?!? pic.twitter.com/sdBKTzmLf2
— Dispropaganda (@Dispropoganda) July 13, 2019
And she posed for photos with Joe Biden, who was complicit in putting children in cages.
Top photo looks like a POW camp, not a concentration camp. Bottom photo is a legal detention center for people who come into our country illegally. Only a high school dropout would make this comparison.
— CatzMO was Here 🤨 (@CatzMO) July 13, 2019
— R.N.B aka Tito 🇵🇦 (@Son_of_Vision02) July 13, 2019
My family tree has a whole branch that ends in 1942. Because they were lined
up and murdered by Nazis.
But, yeah…this is basically the same thing.
— Errrrrrrrrrr (@ElliotR) July 13, 2019
Good lord woman. This is a hyperbolic stretch to infinity and beyond. No way shape or form comparable.
— MR DNL (@dnl4biz) July 13, 2019
Horrified that you even dare to draw a comparison here.
— ronbissel (@ronbissel) July 13, 2019
— Marc Fournier (@MarcFour71) July 13, 2019
So many women and children
— 'Dragon Energy' Hunter (@Hunt450) July 13, 2019
My lefty friends message me every so often that they are scared of speaking out against the far left because they will get attacked
Because they wont push back on the far left Dems dont see opposition and embrace woke twitter.
This will lead to Trumps 2020 landslide https://t.co/g3ZKiBIWUz
— Tim Pool (@Timcast) July 13, 2019
HA! Alyssa Milano can’t figure out WHY she’s getting mocked for showing up in a luxury chauffeured ride to visit border migrants https://t.co/pXufzSMMkx
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 28, 2019