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The View’s Joy Behar sounds chilling alarm: ‘Once you start calling people names — the murders can begin’

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“The View” co-host Joy Behar sounded the alarm on the increasingly dehumanizing rhetoric coming from President Donald Trump and his allies.

Behar warned Wednesday that tactic has historically preceded waves of state-sanctioned violence, as Trump and his apologists defend child detention centers for immigrants.

“It seems as though the rhetoric is getting worse, to me,” Behar said. “We have Ann Coulter — nobody takes her seriously any way — she says they are actors. We have Laura Ingraham saying this is summer camp. We have Corey Lewandowski (saying) ‘womp-womp’ on a Down syndrome child.”

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She then quoted the president’s tweet from Tuesday, blaming Democrats for the directive he ordered and could end.

“Now, the word ‘infest,’ I think, is a buzzword,” Behar said. “The Nazis used it against the Jews, they said vermin. In the Vietnam War, they were calling the North Vietnamese the gooks. This is a way to dehumanize human beings.”

“Once you start calling people names about that they’re insects, vermin, that they’re lower than humans — then the murders can begin,” she added. “I’m not saying that’s happening, I’m not saying that’s happening. I’m looking at history. I want people to notice the rhetoric.”

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