Asked by MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle about voters believing Trump’s frequent accusations that Biden will push a socialist agenda as president, the former vice-president said he wasn’t sure if there was anyone voting for Trump who hadn’t already made up their mind.
“But who knows. He’s sort of like Goebbels. You say the lie long enough, keep repeating it, repeating it, repeating it, it becomes common knowledge,” he said, arguing that Trump was using the “socialist” attacks to “scare and distract” voters.
He also accused him of “embracing dictators around the world” and then compared him to the late Fidel Castro.
“He’s more Castro than Churchill,” Biden declared.
I guess Joe Biden forgot that his beloved buddy Barack Obama cozied up to the Castro brothers when he was vice-president?
WATCH: In the space of less than a minute, Joe Biden compares Trump to Goebbels and Fidel Castro. pic.twitter.com/nQWqHoQnfM
— Tommy X-TrumpIsARacist-opher (@tommyxtopher) September 26, 2020
Comparing a democratically elected president to one of Adolf Hitler’s closest allies (and propaganda minister) in the Third Reich, and the socialist Cuban leader who served for decades didn’t go down well with Trump supporters on social media, many of them accusing Biden of being “unhinged.”
Is Comparing Trump To Goebbels, Joe Biden’s Way Of Bringing Back The ‘Civility’ He’s Promising?
“Goebbels helped carry out the systematic murder of more than six million Jewish people. This is a disgusting thing for a politician to say,” Daily Caller writer David Hookstead tweeted.
Joe Biden says Donald Trump is "sort of like" Nazi official Joseph Goebbels.
Goebbels helped carry out the systematic murder of more than six million Jewish people. This is a disgusting thing for a politician to say. pic.twitter.com/xJQFGpQD2k
— David Hookstead (@dhookstead) September 26, 2020
On the eve of Yom Kippur @JoeBiden compared President Trump to Joseph Goebbels, a Nazi leader, who poisoned his 6 children with cyanide before commiting suicide at the end of WWII. Comparing ANY American president to a Nazi is offensive to every Jewish person living today. @ADL pic.twitter.com/nAkwmgum6T
— @amuse (@amuse) September 27, 2020
Small history lesson: #Goebbels was one of Adolf Hitler's closest associates and advocated for the EXTERMINATION of Jews.
To compare anyone to this monster is spitting on the graves of the millions who were murdered in the Holocaust!
— StopAntisemitism.org (@StopAntisemites) September 27, 2020
— Joel Pollak (@joelpollak) September 27, 2020
In the same Saturday interview, Biden claimed he would debate the president on Tuesday, despite critics predicting otherwise and even people in his own party, including Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-California), saying he shouldn’t because of ‘Trump’s Henchmen‘.
Biden insisted he would take part in the debates because Trump is “not very smart” and a “liar.”