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California Democratic Chair: GOP Campaign Similar To Nazi Propaganda

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The California chairman of the Democratic Party has compared the Republican presidential campaign to that of Nazi tactics. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

The California chairman of the Democratic Party has compared the Republican presidential campaign to that of Nazi tactics. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The chairman of the California Democratic Party has compared Republican tactics during the presidential campaign to the “big lie” strategy most famously employed by Nazi propagandists.

California Democratic chief John Burton made the remarks Monday in an interview with San Francisco station KCBS while in Charlotte for the Democratic National Convention.

Burton said the Republicans lie and don’t care whether people know they lie and that, quote, “As long as you lie, Joseph Goebbels, the big lie, you keep repeating it.”

Goebbels was the chief of Nazi propaganda. Nazi leader Adolf Hitler believed the “big lie” had a greater chance of being believed.

Republicans immediately criticized Burton and called for an apology. Burton later issued a statement saying that he “humbly apologized” to anyone offended by his comparison.

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