Quantcast
Connect with us

WATCH: Trump fans shout Nazi-era ‘lying press’ insult at media during rally

Published

on

Men shouting Nazi terms at journalists at Trump rally (Screen capture)

Audience members at a Trump rally on Saturday insulted members of the media with a Nazi term for World War II journalists who refused to toe the party’s line.

“Lügenpresse!” shouted a man in full “Make America Great Again” regalia in video posted by political reporter Rosie Gray.

“Lügenpresse!” shouted a man next to him. “Did I say it right?”

ADVERTISEMENT

“You said it right,” said the first rally goer.

“You’re all in bed with the Clintons,” said the second man. “You’re all bought and paid for.”

CNN’s Jake Tapper pointed out that “Lügenpresse” was a Nazi term.

ADVERTISEMENT

“Lügenpresse, “lying press,” literally a Nazi-era term. You know, Nazis — the evil forces the US and allies defeated,” he tweeted, along with a link to a Reuters article about the term’s history and its recent resurgence among modern neo-Nazis.

ADVERTISEMENT

“‘Luegenpresse’ is a word contaminated by the Nazis,” said linguist Nina Janich — a professor at the Technical University Darmstadt — to Reuters.

“It’s used deliberately in the PEGIDA [the neo-Nazi group, “Patriotic Europeans against the Islamisation of the West”] movement to steer it against those (in the media) who criticize their movement,” Janich explained.

ADVERTISEMENT


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

2020 Election

Trump campaign in danger of having lawsuits thrown out over unpaid legal bills: report

Published

on

According to a report from Politico, Donald Trump's cash-strapped campaign is frantically attempting to collect settlements in legal disputes because it needs the money to fund other lawsuits that are in danger of being dismissed.

Noting that the campaign of the embattled president is pressing Omarosa Manigault Newman to make a delinquent $52,000 payment for writing an unauthorized book about White House doings, the report explains the money is desperately needed.

Continue Reading

2020 Election

‘Women didn’t like that’: Fox News host grills GOP chairwoman after Trump interrupts ‘145 times’ at debate

Published

on

Fox News host Sandra Smith pressed Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel on Thursday over the idea that President Donald Trump could be punished with a "mute button" after he repeatedly interrupted Democratic candidate Joe Biden at Tuesday's presidential debate.

During an interview on Fox News, Smith noted that the Commission on Presidential Debates is considering changing the rules due to the constant interruptions at the first debate between Biden and Trump.

"At any point when you were watching the debate, did you wish that perhaps President Trump didn't jump in there as much as he did?" Smith wondered.

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

Rod Rosenstein secretly crippled the Mueller investigation: report

Published

on

According to a report from the New York Times, former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had a hand in limiting the scope of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into ties between Donald Trump's 2016 campaign and the Russians by secretly curtailing an FBI counterintelligence probe.

The report from Michael Schmidt of the Times begins by stating, "The Justice Department secretly took steps in 2017 to narrow the investigation into Russian election interference and any links to the Trump campaign, according to former law enforcement officials," before adding, "But law enforcement officials never fully investigated Mr. Trump’s own relationship with Russia, even though some career F.B.I. counterintelligence investigators thought his ties posed such a national security threat that they took the extraordinary step of opening an inquiry into them."

Continue Reading
 
 
Democracy is in peril. Invest in progressive news. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1. Go ad-free. LEARN MORE