Left-leaning news magazine Newsweek reached a new low this holiday season, equating President Trump to Nazi Germany and bizarrely stating that his use of the expression “Merry Christmas” is a secret “dog-whistle” to white supremacists and other hate groups.
The article, titled “How Trump and the Nazis Stole Christmas to Promote White Nationalism,” slams the President for his campaign pledge to “say Merry Christmas again,” suggesting the phrase has been hijacked by Nazis, white nationalists, and other racist organizations to marginalize minorities in America.
“But critics counter that Trump is promoting a version of the holidays that excludes members of other religions, and that his crusade to bring back Christmas is part of a larger attempt by the president to define America as a country for white Christians alone,” writes the author.
“It fits neatly with his refusal to condemn white supremacists when they march against diversity, and with his condemnation of athletes who protest police brutality against black men,” the article adds.
The author goes on to directly equate President Trump with Nazi Germany, saying the only noticeable difference between the two was that Trump has never openly advocated for mass genocide.
“Trump’s rhetoric differs from that of Nazi Germany’s, most notably because he has never advocated for genocide. But Trump’s talk about Christmas coexists with reemerging white identity politics, experts say,” states Newsweek.