Social media is a big part of how we communicate these days. It’s where we talk with friends, get our news, and generally find out what’s happening in the world at the moment.
Candidates understand this, and that’s why they put such effort into maintaining a healthy social media presence.
But out of all the Republican candidates, there’s one that seems to enjoy social media more than all the other, and that candidate is Donald Trump.
Twitter is Trump’s platform of choice, and he fires off tweets ranging from informative to inflammatory on a daily basis.
However, one of his latest tweets is landing him in hot water with voters and media outlets all over the country.
So what’s the big deal? What did he say this time?
Surprisingly, it’s not something he said, but something he quoted somebody else as saying instead. Sounds harmless enough, right?
Well, it would have been… if Mussolini weren’t the owner of the quote!
The Blaze has the scoop:
Sunday morning a parody account for Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump tweeted a well-known quote from fascist dictator Benito Mussolini, adding Trump signature slogan, #MakeAmericaGreatAgain:
Then, Trump retweeted the quote, “It is better to live one day as a lion than 100 years as a sheep,” to his own followers:
Twitter user David Itzkoff retweeted the Mussolini quote, which was published in Time magazine August 2, 1943.
Others who agreed with the comparison were quick to add their own Trump-Mussolini observations to the conversation:
This is not the first time Trump has been compared to the fascist dictator who killed hundreds of thousands during his rise to power in World War II. Author and politics professor Dr. Joseph Loconte wrote a piece comparing Trump’s campaign to the political career of Il Duce earlier this month:
“Whether from the political left or political right, Mussolini’s ghost seems to be haunting the American electorate,” he wrote. “Demagogues cannot thrive without disillusionment, and disillusionment has become the watchword for our troubled times. Our escape from freedom is well underway.”
Hmmm, maybe Trump should set aside a little of his riotously huge campaign fund to hire some editorial staff. A little fact-checking goes a long way!
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