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Clinton campaign: ‘Boxcar’ remark wasn’t a Holocaust reference

Hillary Clinton’s campaign rejected the idea that the Democratic presidential candidate alluded to the Holocaust while talking about GOP proposals on immigration, according to CNN.

{mosads}”I find it the height of irony that a party that espouses small government would want to unleash a massive law enforcement effort, including perhaps National Guard and others, to go and literally pull people out of their homes and their workplaces, round them up, put them, I don’t know, in buses, boxcars, in order to take them across our border,” Clinton said Friday. “I just find that not only absurd, but appalling.”

Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill said Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush has also used the word “boxcar” to describe how illegal immigrants would be deported.

“I don’t think our country is going to be the kind of country that puts people on boxcars and sends them away,” the former Florida governor said in June, CNN noted.

Several GOP presidential candidates, such as Donald Trump, have suggested deporting the 12 million undocumented immigrants who are living in the United States.

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