"I think there isn't anybody, any intelligent person, who isn't shocked and surprised and appalled," Baez said, when asked for her views on this election year.
"Why people are willing to listen to a demagogue with all the vile stuff going on around him ... these troglodytes ... that's the most frightening thing to me."
She said Trump's extreme ideas on topics such as immigration — his vow, for example, to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border — have turned his political gatherings into "Hitler rallies" fueled by anger, ignorance and fear.
"It's a particularly stingy-minded attitude toward immigrants and refugees, people who want to come into this country, illegally or otherwise,"
said Baez, the daughter of a Mexican-born physicist who moved to the United States during his childhood.