Julian Castro backed fellow 2020 Democratic candidate Beto O’Rourke’s comparison of the Trump administration with Nazi Germany, arguing both “dehumanized” people.

O’Rourke, a former Texas congressman, said Thursday the Trump administration’s rhetoric toward immigrants was similar to that of the Third Reich.

A day later, Castro was asked by MSNBC if he agreed with that view.

“What the president is trying to do is to dehumanize, to otherize these immigrants. And that’s very similar, whether it’s to what Congressman O’Rourke was talking about or other regimes that try and dehumanize people. And I believe that we are better than that,” Castro said.

“I think one of the things that [the Third Reich] did was to dehumanize people. There have been other regimes that also dehumanized people. Fortunately, we haven’t traveled down, of course, the same path. And we won’t, because this country is better than that. And I believe that this president is going to get defeated in 2020. However, it’s very clear that we have a president who is bound and determined to dehumanize people to create a fear and paranoia about them in order to boost his own political fortunes,” he said.

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump disparaged immigrants coming from Mexico to the U.S.

“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best,” he said in June 2015. “They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”