Election 2020

Trump Just Tweeted 2020 Campaign Ad With Logo Used by White Supremacists

Donald Trump tweeted a new 2020 campaign video on Wednesday, which at first was notable for its inclusion of a bull with big swinging balls.

But on closer inspection, it also is being slammed for its use of a white supremacist logo at the end of the clip.

Former Snopes Managing Editor Brooke Binkowski was among the first to point out the problematic use of the logo.

Binkowski tweeted a thread showing an archived version of a now-deleted 2016 tweet by VDARE, a white nationalist, anti-immigrant group that shared the symbol in question.

Mediaite tracked the image back even further, to a tweet by a self-described Dutch white nationalist, who Trump thanked for his support on Twitter in 2015 and whose Twitter account has since been suspended.

Mediaite also reported that the logo was also used by the fascist group Lion Guard, whose name came from a Trump retweet of the Benito Mussolini quote “It is better to live one day as a lion than 100 years as a sheep.”

Seth Mandel, the executive editor of Washington Examiner Magazine, replied, “This is a bigger deal than ppl are going to make of it I think. This is taking his platform and signal boosting white supremacists and fascists. Yes, I know, he doesn’t pay attention to this stuff, but so what? He should! And his team obviously wallow in the fever swamps.”

Twitter of course was not shocked:

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