Trump's 'Vermin' Comment Sparks Controversy, Historians Compare Ex-President's Usage Of Term To Autocratic Rhetoric

3 months ago
Former President Donald Trump has drawn criticism for using a term associated with autocratic regimes in his Veterans Day address, leading to strong reactions from historians and critics.

What Happened: During a speech in Claremont, N.H., Trump referred to his political rivals as “vermin,” implying that they are a greater threat to the U.S. than countries like Russia, China, or North Korea, according to The Washington Post. This usage drew sharp criticism, both in his speech and in a post on Truth Social.