George Conway on Trump rhetoric: ‘He’s getting worse’

George Conway, a prominent conservative critic of former president Donald Trump, said Trump’s rhetoric is “getting worse” Friday.

“What he preaches is hatred, and he preaches hatred because this is the way he can save himself and gain power,” Conway said on CNN. “And right now, he’s getting worse. They always get worse, the sociopaths, the psychopaths, like a Hitler or a Putin, they get worse over time, as they become more and more desperate.”

“And that’s what’s happening with Donald Trump, we’re seeing this rhetoric, the rhetoric of the– about blood poisoning here, the rhetoric about executing the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs…All sorts of rhetoric that basically is designed to foment hatred and violence,” Conway continued.

Conway’s words came in response to comments made by Trump in a recent interview with right wing outlet The National Pulse. In the interview, Trump implied that immigrants are “poisoning the blood” of the U.S.

“It’s so bad, and people are coming in with disease, people are coming in with every possible thing that you can have,” Trump continued.

Conway’s comments also referred to recent comments the former president made accusing Milley of treason, appearing to reference calls made by Milley to China for reassurance at the end of Trump’s term.

“This is an act so egregious that, in times gone by, the punishment would have been DEATH!” Trump’s post read. “A war between China and the United States could have been the result of this treasonous act. To be continued!!!

Milley said in an interview following the comments that he would take ‘appropriate measures’ to ensure the safety of himself and his family.

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