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Trump-loving Ohio GOP lawmaker posts anti-Semitic meme to attack the media

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Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH) got into hot water earlier this week when he tried to defend President Donald Trump by posting a meme swiped from a white supremacist website.

Cincinnati.com reports that Chabot posted a meme on his own homepage this week that featured a quote from top Trump strategist Steve Bannon’s earlier tirade against the news media in which he told the press corps to “keep its mouth shut.”

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While there was nothing inherently anti-Semitic in Bannon’s original quote, the meme itself deployed the anti-Semitic “echo” symbol to attack the media as part of a broader Jewish conspiracy.

“The (((media))) here is the opposition party,” the meme read in part. “They still don’t understand why Donald Trump is president of the United States. The (((elite media))) got it dead wrong.”

Chabot spokesman Brian Griffith tells Cincinnati.com that Chabot had originally found the image through a Google search, and he didn’t know it came from a white supremacist website. He also said that Chabot’s staff removed the meme as soon as they learned about its offensive nature.

“Rep. Chabot doesn’t have an anti-Semitic bone in his body, and anybody that has followed his record over the years knows that,” Griffith explained. “He’s been one of the staunchest defenders of Israel in Congress. This unfortunate error shouldn’t be detracting from that.”


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Trump holds large rally in Georgia — one day after the Peach State set a new coronavirus record

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President Donald Trump departed the White House on Saturday for an evening campaign rally in Georgia -- despite the coronavirus pandemic.

Trump is ostensively making the trip to support Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) and interim Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) in the January runoff elections that will decide control of the U.S. Senate. However, Republicans fear Trump will use his speech to continue bashing GOP Gov. Brian Kemp.

Trump's visit also comes against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Panicked Republicans ‘working frantically behind the scenes’ — but Trump just keeps attacking GOP Gov Brian Kemp

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Trump is officially traveling to the Peach State for a rally in support of the two Republican senators in January runoff elections that will decide control of the U.S. Senate.

Republicans worry Trump will continue to attack Republican Gov. Brian Kemp as he has on Twitter.

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Trump ‘facing a rapid decline’ as he wallows in ‘rage and denial’ over election loss: report

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President Donald Trump's mental health since losing the 2020 presidential election was the focus of a new analysis by New York Times chief White House correspondent Peter Baker that was published online Saturday.

"Over the past week, President Trump posted or reposted more than 130 messages on Twitter lashing out at the results of an election he lost. He mentioned the coronavirus pandemic now reaching its darkest hours four times — and even then just to assert that he was right about the outbreak and the experts were wrong," Baker reported under the headline, "Trump’s Final Days of Rage and Denial."

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