Just months after Donald Trump was sworn in as President, a drawing of the nascent American president was featured on the cover of a top German magazine. Trump was painted as draped in the American flag, and giving a Nazi salute. That chilling August 2017 edition of the German weekly magazine, Stern, received tremendous international attention.
“His fight! Neo-Nazis, KU-Klux Klan, racism: How Donald Trump is protecting hate in America,” is a Facebook-generated translation of the cover story’s title.
Over the weekend, the cover made a comeback, going viral – at least on social media.
Saturday evening, Pulitzer prize winning journalist Laurie Garrett tweeted out the cover, mistakenly noting it as current, and saying, “Germans know fascism when they see it.”
Germans know fascism when they see it.
Today the nation’s top magazine, Stern, declares @POTUS @realDonaldTrump a Nazi.
Yesterday Chancellor Angela Merkel came to the defense of US Congress “Squad.”https://t.co/JtAvSpZeDN pic.twitter.com/fD7VULGxxY
— Laurie Garrett (@Laurie_Garrett) July 20, 2019
Her tweet has received over 66,000 likes and over 32,000 retweets.
Shortly thereafter popular actor, director, and activist Ken Olin decided to tweet out a copy of the Stern cover, writing, “If he acts like a Nazi, Sounds like a Nazi, And Germany’s top magazine calls him a Nazi…”
If he acts like a Nazi,
Sounds like a Nazi,
And Germany’s top magazine calls him a Nazi… pic.twitter.com/BDqv363mNB
— Ken Olin (@kenolin1) July 20, 2019
His tweet garnered over 38,000 likes and over 12,000 retweets.
Despite the cover being two years old, their tweets drew a lot of attention.
Former Nixon White House Counsel John Dean also tweeted it out:
Remarkable for a leading German magazine. It is how the world sees Trump! https://t.co/4yO5D3G5Cc
— John Dean (@JohnWDean) July 22, 2019
As did many others. A small sampling:
Germans don’t hold back about this sort of thing.., https://t.co/P61W5MolVg
— Andrew Feinberg (@AndrewFeinberg) July 21, 2019
Maybe the Germans will come and free the people we have in concentration camps https://t.co/p3p4S6MvXs
— John (@colombiawins) July 22, 2019
Germans know a Nazi when they see one…
The German version of Time magazine… pic.twitter.com/VVlmDfAWgU
— NH Intel (@NHIntel) July 22, 2019
If a German news magazine thought he was a Nazi in 2017, what would it call him now? pic.twitter.com/ITWBsMr2SC
— Mona Eltahawy (@monaeltahawy) July 21, 2019
Lindsey Graham keeps begging Fox Views viewers for donations: ‘They’re killing me money-wise’
Embattled Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham went on Fox News multiple times on Thursday to beg their right-wing audience for campaign donations.
Graham started his day on the Fox News show "Fox and Friends" -- where he begged for money.
“My opponent will raise almost $100 million in the state of South Carolina,” said Graham.
“The most money ever spent in the state on a Senate race was by me in 2014 when I spent $13 million. He raised $6 million from the time Justice Ginsburg passed away, within 72 hours and God bless Justice Ginsburg. We’re celebrating her life. I appreciate waiting ’til Saturday to announce her replacement. But I am being killed financially," he admitted. "This money is because they hate my guts.”
‘Breonna’s Law’ legislator arrested by Louisville police for first-degree rioting: report
A spokesman for a police union in Louisville announced on Thursday that the only black woman in the Kentucky legislator had been arrested while protesting the lack of charges for the killing of Breonna Taylor by the Louisville Metro Police Department.
"Kentucky State Rep. Attica Scott, author of legislation known as "Breonna’s Law," was arrested with others Thursday evening during protests demanding justice for Breonna Taylor," WDRB-TV reports. "Scott, a Louisville Democrat, was among a group of individuals arrested near the main branch of the Louisville Free Public Library and First Unitarian Church at the intersection of South Fourth and York streets, according to Tracy Dotson, a spokesman for Louisville Corrections Lodge #77 Fraternal Order of Police union. Scott was charged with first-degree rioting and failure to disperse, Dotson said."
WATCH: Late-night hosts go off on Trump for ‘chilling’ plan ‘to steal the election’
Late-night television hosts harshly criticized President Donald Trump for refusing to say there would be a peaceful transition of power if he loses the November election.
"In one of the more chilling moments of his presidency -- and they've been a few -- Donald Trump refused to commit to a peaceful transition of power as Republicans formulated the plan to steal the election through the courts," Seth Meyers explained.
"We're as close as we've ever been to losing our democracy and watching our government transform into an autocratic regime," he continued. "It's happen right in front our eyes right now, you don't need to wait for Trump to roll down Pennsylvania Avenue on a tank in green fatigues with a long chin-beard -- especially since if he did try to grow one he'd probably just look like a very sick chihuahua."