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Trump Insists He Hasn’t Read ‘Mein Kampf’

Trump Insists He Hasn’t Read ‘Mein Kampf’

This article was featured in the One Story to Read Today newsletter. Sign up for it here. A little more than halfway into his speech in Waterloo, Iowa, last night, former President Donald Trump returned to his new favorite line. “They’re destroying the blood of our country,” Trump said, complaining that immigrants are arriving from Africa, Asia, South America, and “all over the world.” He said that unnamed individuals (presumably his advisers) do not like it when he uses these sorts of phrases. During this section of his speech, the packed crowd inside the Waterloo Convention Center was pin-drop silent. He suddenly assured everybody that he’s never read Mein Kampf. “They said, ‘Oh, Hitler said that,’” he explained, adding, “in a much different way.” Then he was right back to it. “They could bring in disease that’s going to catch on in our country,” Trump warned. “They’re destroying the blood of our country; they’re destroying the fabric of our country.” Trump has enjoyed a double-digit lead in the polls for months. “We could put this …