Certain slogans have become synonymous with the Trump administration. MAGA is an acronym most Americans know stands for Trump’s campaign promise to “Make America Great Again”.
Another Trump rally standard? Leading the crowd to chant “Build A Wall” then later, after his electoral college win, “Build the Wall.”
Seen less often as a slogan is “America First” however it is the stance the president and members of his administration claim to be following in regard to foreign policy and immigration reform.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 13, 2018
But was President Donald Trump the first person to use these slogans or chants at rallies? Actor Topher Grace recently pointed out he was not.
That distinction goes to another infamous American figure, also well known for his rousing rallies. Grace credits Ku Klux Klan (KKK) Grand Wizard David Duke for starting the “Build A Wall” chant. He also credited Duke and his white nationalist movement with originating the slogans “Make America Great Again” and “America First”.
Grace plays Duke in Spike Lee’s latest film BlacKkKlansman. The actor read one of Duke’s books to prepare for the role.
During a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter promoting Lee’s film, Grace remarked “…he (Duke) just kept using hot-button words like ‘America first’ and ‘make America great again’.”
Now David Duke has responded to that interview, with an image of Grace and the question “Will David Duke Sue Donald Trump for Intellectual Property Theft?”. Duke says he will not sue, unless the president reneges on the promises Duke claims Trump made to white nationalists.
A publication quotes Topher Grace if I will sue Donald Trump for Intellectual theft of the political slogans he copied from my campaigns. Not unless he fails to stand up to the Zio Deep Swamp State who wants to destroy our nation and destroy him… We want what you promised us! pic.twitter.com/GbWlv907gX
— David Duke (@DrDavidDuke) May 27, 2018