Hillary Clinton took to Twitter, where she shared a Huffington Post article and declared that “Make America Great Again” is a white nationalist slogan.
The Hill reported that “‘Make America Great Again’ has become more than a U.S. political slogan. For [Alexandre] Bissonette and other white nationalist, radical right and anti-immigrant extremists all over the world, it’s a symbol; a kind of political messaging that transcends the specifics of country and language,” wrote HuffPost senior reporter Nick Robins-Early in the article.
Clinton’s comments echo those of other left-leaning figures who have accused the president of stoking white nationalism with his rhetoric on immigration and other issues, including activist and actress Alyssa Milano, who has called the red “Make America Great Again” hats popularized by Trump during the 2016 presidential race the 2019 equivalent of a klansmen’s hood.
The white nationalists certainly think MAGA is a white nationalist slogan. https://t.co/Pp8Z7hBFRc
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) April 9, 2019
Trump supporters immediately responded to point out the hypocrisy. After all, her own husband, Bill used the phrase “Make America Great Again.”
— Official Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) April 9, 2019
And let’s not forget Hillary’s infamous kiss with KKK Grand Wizard Robert Byrd.
Hillary Clinton kissed by Senator Robert Byrd ..(look HIM up, SCUM Racist) .. Hillary is the ONLY white person I know that kisses KKK members . Also under the Clinton watch I recall poor little Elan Gonzalez. (Look HIM up) She tried to have Assange droned, they hide him from HER
— Amy Marie (@amymariebower) April 9, 2019
— Dilley (@realhublife) April 9, 2019
The loser of the 2016 presidential elections, Hillary Clinton, said Donald Trump’s campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again,” is a “white nationalist slogan.”
Clinton posted her proclamation to Twitter on Tuesday together with a link to a Huffington Post story claiming that “far-right extremists” have adopted Trump’s red campaign hat.
Along with the story, Clinton insisted that “The white nationalists certainly believe ‘MAGA’ is a white nationalist slogan.”
The Huffington Post story linked insists that the president’s slogan is “transcending” American politics and becoming a “symbol” for “white nationalists” across the world.
“‘Make America Great Again’ has become more than a U.S. political slogan. For [Alexandre] Bissonette and other white nationalist, radical right and anti-immigrant extremists all over the world, it’s a symbol; a kind of political messaging that transcends the specifics of country and language,” the story by HuffPost senior reporter Nick Robins-Early exclaims.
“The hat and the MAGA acronym have really become shorthand for this white nationalist movement,” Barbara Perry, a professor at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, told HuffPost.
Clinton’s Tweet comes on the heels a large number of Democrats and members of the media once again pushing the lie that President Trump called immigrants “animals.”
Over the weekend, a tweet by Twitter user Mark Elliott received tens of thousands of retweets with its accusation that Trump called asylum seekers “animals.”
Several 2020 Democrat candidates for president re-tweeted the lie including New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and journalists such as Joy Reid and New York Times reporter Glenn Thrush also pushed the lie.
The original Twitter user later deleted the tweet “apologizing” for “not being more accurate” because as it turns out, the video clip Elliot tweeted out featured the president excoriating members of the murderous MS-13 gang, not asylum seekers as Elliot initially claimed.