USA Today is the latest MSM outlet whose 'woke' progressive staff is so anti-Trump that they deemed the American eagle a 'nazi' symbol, after the Trump campaign rolled out t-shirts featuring the iconic bird.
The 'fact check', brought to us by USA Today's Will Peebles, takes its direction from anti-Trump GOP operatives at the Lincoln Project as well as Jewish progressive group, Bend the Arc - the latter of which tweeted on July 1: "The President of the United States is campaigning for reelection with a Nazi symbol. Again"
The President of the United States is campaigning for reelection with a Nazi symbol. Again.— Bend the Arc: Jewish Action (@jewishaction) July 1, 2020
On the left: an official Trump/Pence “America First” tee.
On the right; the Iron Eagle, the official symbol of the Nazi party.
⁰It’s not an accident. Bigotry is their entire brand. pic.twitter.com/mSOBxwf7Wa
USA Today took the bait, publishing a fact-check which was heavily 'ratio'd' on Twitter - meaning, more people are slamming the outlet than 'liking' or 'retweeting' their post.
After their initial tweet came under fire, the outlet issued a lame 'clarification' noting "the eagle is a longtime US symbol, too."
Reactions have been hilarious, with many pointing out that it's the icon used by the Speaker of the House:
And the US Marines... pic.twitter.com/iuYfJrDogu— Josh (@audrum1) July 12, 2020
Ever see the back side of a quarter? pic.twitter.com/q85QALy2uP— 🇺🇸BᴏᴊɪSɴᴏᴡQᴜᴇᴇɴ🇺🇸⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@bojisnowqueen) July 12, 2020
The symbol is also on our money pic.twitter.com/m4RzdooeBL— kwmckinley (@kmclt) July 12, 2020
Hi Bill - @bsternbe— Todd Ξ Herman (@toddeherman) July 12, 2020
How does it feel to see @USAToday become a complete joke? Will you accept an editorial explaining why people are correct to consider your organization a left-wing propagandist.
Bill runs the Editorial Page. pic.twitter.com/3NxCbRGPOR
Wut??? Have you seen the Speaker of the House's Mace??? It's been in use since 1842??? pic.twitter.com/iQrtjqfpP3— Dog guy (@Catsorange1) July 12, 2020