On Fox News Friday, "The Five" co-host Greg Gutfeld criticized Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI) for calling out the swastikas at the anti-lockdown rally earlier this week — and argued that just because they were waving swastika flags doesn't mean they were actual Nazis.
"It wasn't that there were Nazis there," said Gutfeld. "They were ... comparing her to Hitler, which is wrong, but one should make that distinction, because what she was saying were that there were Nazis."
Fox News host attacks Michigan governor for calling out swastikas at yesterday's protest against social distancing,… https://t.co/sTz7704Thc— John Whitehouse (@John Whitehouse)1587158747.0
Some commenters on social media were quick to point out that Gutfeld was wrong, and the Nazi iconography was in fact being used favorably, by white nationalists who were identifying the Trump administration with their beliefs.
@existentialfish @CaseyHinds He's somehow able to determine what is ironic from thousands of miles away? Were the… https://t.co/kkNGdFWUEg— Speculawyer 🇳🇴-American (@Speculawyer 🇳🇴-American)1587159662.0
@existentialfish Curious: Were the guns also ironic?— John *WEAR A DAMN MASK* Wright (@John *WEAR A DAMN MASK* Wright)1587159931.0
@existentialfish I wasn't robbing the bank! I was holding this handgun *ironically* to point out that the bank's… https://t.co/wkIunc6TfZ— Travis from his porch (@Travis from his porch)1587159151.0