Donald Trump Supporters Are Using a Nazi Word to Attack Journalists - 2016-10-25

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F0.png Donald Trump Supporters Are Using a Nazi Word to Attack Journalists October 25, 2016, Jeff Nesbit, Time magazine

Supporters of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump have begun to use an old German word—once invoked by Nazis and now currently in vogue with far-right political activists in Germany—to attack American media covering his campaign.

The phrase is "Lügenpresse," which means "lying press." The phrase rose to infamy during the Nazi era and was resurrected in 2014 as a watchword with Germany's anti-immigrant activists who wanted the media to "tell the truth" about refugees in their country—most of whom were Muslim refugees fleeing from war-torn areas caught in the middle of the ISIS conflict.

Now, Lügenpresse has traveled across the ocean to Trump rallies and social media posts from Trump's legion of alt right supporters, and it's being aimed at both the media and the presidential campaign of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

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{{cite news | first = Jeff | last = Nesbit | title = Donald Trump Supporters Are Using a Nazi Word to Attack Journalists | url = https://time.com/4544562/donald-trump-supporters-lugenpresse/ | work = Time magazine | date = October 25, 2016 | accessdate = June 22, 2021 }}