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Republican senators fire back after Joe Biden seemingly compares them to infamous Nazi propaganda leader

Two Republican senators are responding after President-elect Joe Biden allegedly compared them to infamous Nazi propaganda leader Joseph Goebbels.

What did Biden say?

Responding to a question from a reporter on Friday, Biden claimed that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) are part of the “big lie.” Both senators led efforts to oppose the certification of Biden’s Electoral College victory, which their critics have claimed make them at least partially culpable for the U.S. Capitol riots.

Biden invoking “the big lie” is a reference to Goebbels, the propaganda minister of Nazi Germany, and his method of repeating a massive lie to manipulate the public into believing the falsehood is true.

“I think they should be just flat beat the next time they run,” Biden said of Cruz and Hawley. “I think the American public has a real good clear look at who they are.”

“They’re part of the big lie, the big lie,” Biden continued. “[Y]ou know Goebbels in the great lie, you keep repeating the lie, repeating the lie.”

Later, Biden added, “The degree to which it becomes corrosive is in direct proportion of the number of people who say it. And so it’s interesting to me and I was pleased to hear some more prominent Republicans say to me that Ted Cruz’s of the world are as responsible in terms of people believing the lies as, not as responsible, but similar responsible like Trump.”

Biden has previously compared President Donald Trump to Goebbels.

“He’s sort of like Goebbels,” Biden said of Trump in September. “You say the lie long enough, keep repeating it, repeating it, repeating it — it becomes common knowledge.”

How did Cruz and Hawley respond?

Hawley called Biden’s remarks “utterly shameful” and “undignified, immature, and intemperate.”

Hawley said in a statement:

President-elect Biden has just compared me and another Republican Senator to Nazis. You read that correctly. Think about that for a moment. Let it sink in. Because I raised questions in the format prescribed by the laws of the United States about the way elections were conducted in the state of Pennsylvania, just as Democrats did about other states in 2001, 2005, and 2017, he is calling me a Nazi. This is undignified, immature, and intemperate behavior from the President-elect. It is utterly shameful. He should act like a dignified adult and retract these sick comments. And every Democrat member of Congress should be asked to disavow these disgusting comments.

Meanwhile, Cruz said that Biden’s comments only serve to further divide America, not promote healing or unity.

“Really sad. At a time of deep national division, President-elect Biden’s choice to call his political opponents literal Nazis does nothing to bring us together or promote healing. This kind of vicious partisan rhetoric only tears our country apart,” Cruz said.

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CNN anchor backtracks from Trump-Nazi comparison after being called out by Israeli government

CNN International anchor Christiane Amanpour was blasted last week after she compared President Donald Trump’s presidency to the reign of terror that Nazi Germany unleashed on Jews in Nov. 1938, infamously remembered by history as “Kristallnacht.

Now, the CNN personality is backtracking.

What did Amanpour say?

Amanpour made her shocking comparison while celebrating Joe Biden’s media-declared victory over Trump in the election.

This week 82 years ago, Kristallnacht happened,” Amanpour said on her CNN show. “It was the Nazis’ warning shot across the bow of our human civilization that led to genocide against a whole identity and, in that tower of burning books, it led to an attack on fact, knowledge, history and truth.”

“After four years of a modern-day assault on those same values by Donald Trump, the Biden-Harris team pledges a return to normal,” she added.

As TheBlaze reported, Amanpour was widely condemned by Jews, politicians, and media figures for offensive comparison.

Even the Israeli government demanded that Amanpour apologize.

Israeli Diaspora Affairs Minister Omer Yankelevitch said in a letter to CNN, “Using the memory of the Holocaust for cheap headlines or a political agenda is concerning and distorts the historical and moral truth.”

“Distortion and minimization of the Holocaust are deplorable lies that only encourage the evil voices of anti-Semitism. Employing the memory of the Holocaust for cheap shock value and to further a political agenda is a deeply troubling and offensive spin of historic and moral truths with dangerous implications,” Yankelevitch added.

What is Amanpour saying now?

On her show Monday, Amanpour expressed regret over her comments, but did not offer an apology outright.

“And finally tonight, a comment on my program at the end of last week. I observed the 82nd anniversary of Kristallnacht, as I often do — it is the event that began the horrors of the Holocaust. I also noted President Trump’s attacks on history, facts, knowledge, and truth,” Amanpour said.

“I should not have juxtaposed the two thoughts,” she continued. “Hitler and his evils stand alone, of course, in history.”

“I regret any pain my statement may have caused,” she added. “My point was to say how democracy can potentially slip away and how we must always zealously guard our democratic values.”

Anything else?

The comparison triggered anger because, as the U.S. Holocaust Museum explains, “Kristallnacht was a turning point in the history of the Third Reich, marking the shift from antisemitic rhetoric and legislation to the violent, aggressive anti-Jewish measures that would culminate with the Holocaust.”

Indeed, on that fateful November night, Nazis pillaged Jewish businesses, synagogues, schools, and homes. Dozens of Jews were murdered, and approximately 30,000 Jewish men were rounded up and sent to concentration camps.

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Shoppers banned from Walmart after flaunting swastika face masks in store

A couple were caught on video wearing face masks with swastikas on them while shopping at a Walmart in Minnesota. The woman wearing a swastika face mask claims she’s “not a Nazi.”

A man and woman were seen on video at the checkout of the Walmart in Marshall, Minn. On Saturday, the couple were wearing red face masks with large swastikas in the middle. The video was posted to Facebook by Raphaela Mueller, and it has since gone viral on several social media platforms.

“You can’t be American and wear that mask,” a witness is heard saying in the video. “We literally had a war about this.”

“I’m not a Nazi,” the woman wearing the swastika mask responds. “I’m trying to tell people what’s going to happen in America. If you vote for Biden, you are going to be in Nazi Germany. That’s what it is going to be like… socialism is gonna happen here in America.”

The Marshall Police Department responded to several calls regarding the couple wearing the masks at the Walmart. Marshall PD Sergeant Jason Buysse said the 59-year-old man and the 64-year-old woman were issued a notice of trespass. Police said the couple left the store without further incident, according to the Star Tribune.

Walmart issued a statement regarding the incident:

“What happened today at our store in Marshall, MN is unacceptable. We strive to provide a safe and comfortable shopping environment for all our customers and will not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment in any aspect of our business. We are asking everyone to wear face coverings when they enter our stores for their safety and the safety of others and it’s unfortunate that some individuals have taken this pandemic as an opportunity to create a distressing situation for customers and associates in our store.”

The trespass notices issued to the couple prevent them from visiting any Walmart facility for one year, according to KARE.

Walmart started requiring customers to wear face masks on July 20. Walmart, as well as other retailers such as CVS, Walgreens, Home Depot, and Lowe’s, walked back their mask mandates last week. The retailers won’t enforce their mask requirements because there were several confrontations between anti-mask customers and other patrons or employees. The companies want to avoid potentially dangerous encounters over people who don’t want to wear masks.

“With every requirement there are exceptions that have been established to avoid escalating the situation and putting our associates in harm’s way,” a Walmart representative said. “Our goal is to keep associates from a physical confrontation in the stores.”

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USA Today changes ‘fact check’ ruling on whether Trump campaign used Nazi symbol — gets dragged again

USA Today has changed its previous determination that President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign is selling a T-shirt featuring the imperial eagle, a Nazi symbol.

After three days of online ridicule for claiming it’s true that the eagle perched on an American flag symbol is verifiably Nazi propaganda, the publication switched their initial ruling to “inconclusive.” Social media had another field day.

What are the details?

Over the weekend, USA Today published an article ruling it’s “true” that “Trump campaign shirts feature imperial eagle, a Nazi symbol,” followed by a clarification more than an hour later, stating: “The claim that Trump 2020 has put out a T-shirt with a symbol similar to a Nazi eagle and is being criticized for it is true. Worth noting, the eagle is a longtime US symbol, too.”

The outlet was relentlessly ridiculed and mocked over the conclusion and subsequent “clarification.”

On Wednesday, USA Today provided an update on Twitter, writing, “The rating on this article has been changed to inconclusive. It was updated to reflect further reporting and analysis.”

The updated piece echoed much of what social media users had pointed out to the newspaper’s fact-checking team after it posted the first version, while standing firm on pointing out that “some claim” the eagle T-shirt design “bears resemblance to a Nazi eagle.”.

The new ruling explanation reads:

The U.S. government has many uses of eagle imagery in its official seals and emblems including on the “Great Seal of America,” on the presidential seal and on the mace of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Trump campaign’s T-shirt includes the use of an eagle that some claim bears resemblance to a Nazi eagle. We rate the claim that the Trump campaign is using Nazi imagery as INCONCLUSIVE, based on our research.

Twitter users overwhelming rejected USA Today’s new “inconclusive” stance, too.

One person wrote, “Claim, ruling, clarification, then BS. What a trustworthy Source of news!” Someone else replied, “It’s too late for that. Nobody will ever take you seriously.”

“It’s a blatant manipulation of reality to fit your agenda, and everyone knows it,” another tweeter responded. Yet another wrote, “This is an embarrassment to your staff and the entire profession. You’ve helped nothing and no one, specifically your readers.”

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USA Today claims Trump campaign shirt has ‘Nazi symbol’ — then they issue major ‘clarification’

USA Today was forced to issue a major clarification on Sunday after claiming a Trump campaign t-shirt contained a “Nazi symbol.”

The newspaper’s fact checking team declared that viral social media posts claiming a Trump campaign t-shirt contained a notorious Nazi symbol — the imperial eagle — was true.

“The claim: Trump campaign shirts feature imperial eagle, a Nazi symbol Our ruling: True,” USA Today said on Twitter.

On its website, the USA Today
fact check presented more nuance:

The claims that a Trump campaign T-shirt has come under criticism for using a symbol similar to a Nazi eagle is TRUE, based on our research. But it is worth noting that the eagle is a common symbol in American politics, and is included in the presidential seal of the U.S., as well as many federal departments.

In fact, USA Today explained that the eagle has a rich history in American symbolism and that the image used by the Trump campaign is notably different than the one used by Nazi Germany.

In response, USA Today was rebuked on social media — and many noted the eagle is still a prominent symbol in American government, even used by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

  • “Whoa, you mean Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has a Nazi symbol on her official government website?” Daily Wire reporter Ryan Saavedra said.
  • “This is moronic.
    In Democrats’ America, Mount Rushmore glorifies white supremacy and the bald eagle with an American flag is a Nazi symbol.
    They have lost their minds.
    Better tell the USMC too,” another person
    responded.
  • “This is moronic. You aren’t a news organization. This is propaganda,” another person said.
  • “This is legitimate derangement. These people are not well,” another person reacted.
  • “ps: the American eagle is also a symbol of the United States,” another person mocked.

The swift condemnation forced USA Today to issue a “clarification.”

“Clarification: The claim that Trump 2020 has put out a T-shirt with a symbol similar to a Nazi eagle and is being criticized for it is true. Worth noting, the eagle is a longtime US symbol, too,” the news outlet said.

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VIDEO: Violent feminist, pro-abortion protesters smash windows, toss Molotov cocktails, vandalize churches during International Women’s Day protests in Mexico

International Women’s Day protests in Mexico turned violent Sunday as feminist, pro-abortion protesters smashed windows, vandalized churches, and launched Molotov cocktails into crowds, leaving dozens injured.

The violence was a part of a day of protests where 80,000 people marched through Mexico City’s historic center — as well as many other places across the country — protesting for greater access to abortion as well as an end to violence against women.

According to Reuters, outside the National Palace and Mexico City’s main cathedral, women activists wearing green bandanas symbolizing support for abortion clashed with counter-protesters, some reportedly with “shaved heads” who gave Nazi salutes. The women tore down banners that depicted abortion as femicide and then set them ablaze as they traded insults with counter-protesters.

One female protester was caught on video launching a Molotov cocktail into a crowd that included a group of policewomen in riot gear. The firebomb set on fire a female photographer who was later hospitalized with second-degree burns.

Elsewhere in the city center, masked protesters smashed the windshield of a car with hammers, overturned a van, and burned buildings, Reuters reported.

Protesters also sprayed graffiti on buildings, including the National Palace, where the president lives. Some graffiti messages said “the president doesn’t care about us” and “misogynist AMLO,” referring to President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

Churches were also vandalized in other parts of Mexico

In Sonora, Mexico, feminist protesters attacked a local cathedral, smashing its windows and attempting break down the doors as families celebrated mass.

Two videos of the incident included in a report from ACI Prensa, a Catholic Spanish news outlet, show the outside of the cathedral vandalized with graffiti and protesters attempting to break in as churchgoers barricaded the door with benches.

Inside the cathedral, churchgoers can be seen scrambling to protect their families as outside protesters loudly bash the door and smash the windows.

According to ACI Prensa, protesters launched similar attacks on cathedrals in Campeche and Motolinia and on a monument in Guadalajara. LifeNews, in its report on the violence in Mexico, posted Twitter videos of the incidents in those places.

Besides demanding more access to abortion, protesters in Mexico were also responding to the increase in femicides in the country, which, according to Reuters, has risen 137% over the past five years.

“They’re killing 10 women a day — the ones that we know about — in the country I’ve lived in my whole life, it’s unacceptable,” preschool teacher Daniela Garcia, 33, told Reuters.

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DOJ immigration judge orders deportation of former Nazi concentration camp guard

A federal immigration judge has ordered the deportation of a German citizen found to have been a former guard at a Nazi concentration camp during World War II.

According to a Department of Justice news release issued Tuesday, a U.S. immigration court found that Friedrich Karl Berger was removable from the United States due to his “willing service as an armed guard of prisoners at a concentration camp where persecution took place.”

Over the course of his trial, the immigration court determined that Berger — who is still a German citizen — had served as an armed guard at a Neuengamme sub-camp which was located near Meppen, Germany. The camps, according to the ruling, housed “Jews, Poles, Russians, Danes, Dutch, Latvians, French, Italians,” and political opponents of the Nazi regime.

According to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the SS established Neuengamme in December 1938; by 1945, it had grown into a camp system with “approximately 80 subcamps at various locations in northern and central Germany.”

The judge’s ruling found that the prisoners who were held there during the winter of 1945 — while Berger was a guard — suffered “atrocious” living conditions and were subjected to forced labor “to the point of exhaustion and death.”

By the end of 1944, “approximately 10,000-12,000 prisoners remained incarcerated in the Neuengamme concentration camp, with another 37,000-39,000 in the subcamps,” the museum’s site says. That winter, according to the museum, “1,700 prisoners died each month” and some 2,500 prisoners died that February alone.

The court also determined that Berger assisted with guarding and transporting prisoners during the Nazis’ evacuation to the Neuengamme main camp during the allied forces’ approach in the spring of 1945 — an ordeal which the Justice Department describes as “a nearly two-week trip under inhumane conditions, which claimed the lives of some 70 prisoners.”

Holt’s decision also cited Berger’s admission that he never asked to be taken off concentration camp duty while working there.

The Justice Department noted that Berger was found to be removable under the terms of the 1978 Holtzman Amendment to the Immigration and Nationality Act. The amendment allows for the deportation of any alien who “ordered, incited, assisted, or otherwise participated in the persecution of any person because of race, religion, national origin, or political opinion” during World War II under the direction of the Nazi regime or in association with it.

“Berger was part of the SS machinery of oppression that kept concentration camp prisoners in atrocious conditions of confinement,” Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division said in a statement. “This ruling shows the Department’s continued commitment to obtaining a measure of justice, however late, for the victims of wartime Nazi persecution.”

According to a news release from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the investigation against Berger was initially started by the Justice Department’s Human Rights and Special Prosecution Section and was conducted alongside ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations Human Rights Violators and War Crimes Center and HSI’s Nashville Special Agent in Charge office.

The decision comes well over a year after the Trump administration deported another former concentration camp guard, Jakiw Palij, back to Germany in August 2018. He died a few months later.

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Chris Matthews apologizes to Bernie Sanders for Nazi comparison

MSNBC host Chris Matthews apologized to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) after a public furor over his comparison a victory for his campaign to that of Nazi Germany.

“As I watched the one-sided results of Saturday’s Democratic caucus in Nevada, I reached for an historical analogy — and used a bad one,” said Matthews at the beginning of his show on Monday.

Sanders stunned pundits when he seized the top prize in the Nevada caucuses and left his competitors in the dust. Matthews exuberantly compared it to the fall of France before the Nazis in the summer of 1940.

“Senator Sanders, I’m sorry for comparing anything from that tragic era, in which so many suffered, especially the Jewish people, to an electoral result in which you were the well deserved winner,” Matthews continued in his statement Monday.

“This is gonna be a hard fought heated campaign of ideas. In the days, and weeks, and months ahead, I will strive to do a better job myself of elevating the political discussion,” he concluded.

Matthews had been a vehement critic of Sanders in favor of the more establishment, centrist Democrats of the primary contest. In one angry rant, Matthews claimed that he would have been shot by communists had they won the Cold War.

The iconic liberal host faced an online mob of supporters of Sanders who demanded that he resign from his post or have MSNBC fire him. On Monday another contributor on the network excoriated Matthews for his comments.

Here’s the video of his apology:

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MSNBC analyst turns on Chris Matthews over Nazi remarks: ‘Gulag thinking’

MSNBC analyst Anand Giridharadas blasted network colleague Chris Matthews on Sunday as an “out of touch” aristocrat in a “dying aristocracy.”

Matthews came under fire Saturday for comparing Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-Vt.) Nevada caucus win to Nazi Germany’s victory over France during World War II.

What are the details?

In a fiery statement, Giridharadas also took aim at other liberals and members of the liberal media who are worried that Sanders might win the Democratic nomination.

“This is a moment for curiosity in America,” Giridharadas said of Sanders’ burgeoning popularity within the Democratic Party. “I think about this network, which I love, you love, and I think we have to look within [MSNBC] also, why is a lobbyist for Uber and Mark Zuckerberg on the air many nights explaining a political revolution to us?

“Why is Chris Matthews on this air talking about the victory of Bernie Sanders, who had kin murdered in the Holocaust, analogizing it to the Nazi conquest of France?” Giridharadas continued. “The people who are stuck in an old way of thinking, in 20th-century frameworks, in gulag thinking, are missing what is going on.”

Giridharadas concluded by insisting that people should open their minds to what could possibly be a turning point for the U.S.

“It is time for all of us to step up, rethink, and understand the dawn of what may be, frankly, a new era in American life,” he concluded.

What else?

During MSNBC’s Saturday caucus coverage, Matthews said, “I’m reading last night about the fall of France in the summer of 1940. And the general calls up [British Prime Minister Winston] Churchill and says, ‘It’s over,’ and Churchill says, ‘How can it be? You got the greatest army in Europe. How can it be over?’ He said, ‘It’s over.'”

Matthews faced severe scrutiny on social media following his remarks, with many critics calling for his resignation.

#FireChrisMatthews also began trending on social media.

You can read more about the fallout from Matthews’ remarks here.

(H/T: Fox News)

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Leftists explode at Chris Matthews, demand his firing over Bernie comparison to victorious Nazis

MSNBC host Chris Matthews faced an onslaught of backlash, including calls for his firing, late Saturday for comparing Sen. Bernie Sanders’ Nevada victory to the Nazi victory over France.

“I’m reading last night about the fall of France in the summer of 1940,” Matthews said. “And the general, Reynaud, calls up Churchill and says, ‘It’s over.’ And Churchill says, ‘How can it be? You’ve got the greatest army in Europe. How can it be over?’ He said, ‘It’s over.'”

In response, critics called for Matthews’ ousting from MSNBC, and the hashtag “#FireChrisMatthews” trended on Twitter.

“It is absolutely unacceptable that Matthews is making comparisons between Bernie Sanders, whose family was murdered by Nazis, to Nazis. @HardballChris needs to retire. Immediately,” Media Matters editor Parker Malloy said.

“Retire, get fired, whatever. Bottom line is that Matthews needs to be out of a job,” she added.

Alex Kotch of the left-wing Center for Media and Democracy said, “For once, I’m not being sarcastic here. I’m dead serious. I’m really, really insulted by a major pundit on an allegedly liberal news network comparing a Jewish candidate’s overwhelming caucus victory to the French losing a battle with the Nazis. Get this lunatic off the air.”

“#FireChrisMathews for the disgusting and anti-Semitic attacks on Bernie Sanders. Comparing a Jewish man who literally lost family to the Holocaust for wanting to give everyone healthcare is BEYOND acceptable,” another critic said.

“Chris Mathews needs to be removed from national television immediately. His remarks are absolutely unacceptable,” another person said.

However, not everyone was calling for blood. Rather, many other critics simply denounced Matthews for his comparison because Sanders’ Jewish family lost family members in the Holocaust, and because invoking Nazi comparisons is generally frowned upon.

Matthews has been outspoken about his opposition to Sanders.

On Saturday, Matthews said that President Donald Trump’s re-election would be better for the Democratic Party than Sanders “taking over” the party, and last week said that Sanders would lose in a landslide election to Trump if he secures the Democratic nomination.

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