It was nearly two years ago that chaos descended upon Charlottesville, Virginia when antifascist protestors clashed with Nazis and White Supremacists at the now-infamous Unite the Right rally. One Nazi is set to serve two life sentences in prison for driving his vehicle into a crowd of protestors, killing one and injuring others. Trump's infamous response? There were some "very fine people on both sides."
In response to the event, Stern, a top German news magazine founded in 1948, featured Trump on its cover giving the Nazi salute with an American flag draped over him.
Two years later, the cover is going viral again after President Donald Trump's racist tirades against four Democratic congresswomen of color and heightened attention on squalid conditions at border detention facilities.
The description for the article reads:
"Neo Nazis, Ku Klux Klan, racism: How Donald J. Trump is protecting hate in America."
While an American publication calling Trump a Nazi would generally discredit its argument, many noted how seriously these comparisons are regarded in Germany, and that maybe we should listen.
Germans know fascism when they see it. Today the nation's top magazine, Stern, declares @POTUS @realDonaldTrump a N… https://t.co/vI89IjC21I— Laurie Garrett (@Laurie Garrett)1563659896.0
Germans know fascism when better than anyone. Their history reflects so. Germany’s top magazine, Stern, called Dona… https://t.co/f4RPcCVEiN— Mel Tansill (@Mel Tansill)1563798672.0
Germans know fascism when they see it. The nation's top magazine, Stern, has declared Donald #Trump a Nazi.… https://t.co/M1qSJqGgwA— ann marie (@ann marie)1563733008.0
Germany's Stern magazine has deemed Donald Trump a Nazi. What's so incredibly sad is that it isn't even a stretch. https://t.co/Agt4Bkr8fa— Shannon Fisher (@Shannon Fisher)1563674764.0
Stern magazine nails it. This is Trump. Right here. Right now. https://t.co/qhcQ6naU65— CaptainChaos #FBPE (@CaptainChaos #FBPE)1563748749.0
@realDonaldTrump Stern Magazine, one of Germany’s most influential publisher, claims #DonaldTrump is a Nazi. This i… https://t.co/iYfIe7qXOD— Michelangelo (@Michelangelo)1563707671.0
Trump has yet to recede in his attacks against the four lawmakers—Congresswomen Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI). He recently tweeted that the women were "incapable of loving their country."
I don’t believe the four Congresswomen are capable of loving our Country. They should apologize to America (and Isr… https://t.co/EFUvL4LQOa— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1563710852.0
What a harrowing time.