Republicans are increasingly coalescing around former President Trump, even as the likely GOP presidential nominee continues to use racist and incendiary language. From circulating baseless conspiracies about his presidential rivals to demonizing immigrants — Trump’s rhetoric has reshaped the party’s base. White House correspondent Laura Barrón-López joins Amna Nawaz to discuss. Read the Full Transcript Notice: Transcripts are machine and human generated and lightly edited for accuracy. They may contain errors. Amna Nawaz: Republicans are increasingly coalescing around former President Donald Trump , even as the likely GOP presidential nominee continues to use racist and incendiary language. Donald Trump , Former President of the United States (R) and Current U.S. Presidential Candidate: They’re poisoning the blood of our country. That’s what they have done. They poison mental institutions and prisons all over the world, not just in South America, not just the three or four countries that we think about. But all over the world, they’re coming into our country, from Africa, from Asia, all over the world. They’re pouring into our country. Nobody’s even looking at them. Amna Nawaz: From circulating baseless conspiracies about his presidential rivals to demonizing immigrants, Trump’s rhetoric has reshaped the party’s base. White House correspondent Laura Barron-Lopez has been covering this, and she joins me now. Good to see you, Laura. Laura Barron-Lopez: Good to be here. Amna Nawaz: So, when we talk about the rhetoric, what kind of language are we talking about? What has Mr. Trump been saying on the campaign so far? Laura Barron-Lopez: So, in addition to what we just heard, Amna, the former president repeatedly saying that migrants are poisoning the blood of the country, which historians of Nazi Germany point out is echoing Adolf Hitler’s language, in addition to that, he’s also deployed racist tactics against his […]

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