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The Logo On Trump's "America First Tee" Looks A Lot Like A Nazi Emblem

This isn’t the first time in recent weeks that Trump’s campaign has promoted imagery rooted in anti-Semitism.

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President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign is selling a T-shirt with a logo that many have condemned for its striking resemblance to Nazi imagery.

The “America First Tee” is available for $30 on the apparel section of Trump’s re-election campaign website, along with the description “Show your support for re-electing President Donald J. Trump! Let everyone know who you are voting for in 2020.” 

“We finally have a President that puts AMERICA first,” the description continues. 

Many people and groups, including a progressive Jewish organization and The Lincoln Project, an anti-Trump Republican PAC, were quick to flag the shirt’s logo. The imagery  features an eagle with outspread wings holding a circular American flag in its talons, bearing a stark resemblance to the national insignia of Nazi Germany.

This isn’t the first time in recent weeks that Trump’s campaign has promoted imagery rooted in anti-Semitism. 

In June 2020, Facebook deactivated dozens of ads from President Trump’s reelection campaign against antifa and “far-left groups," that included a symbol that Nazis used in concentration camps to designate political prisoners.

In May, President Trump praised prominent anti-Semite Henry Ford for his “good bloodlines” during a visit to a Ford motor plant in Michigan, which many Jewish groups immediately condemned.

Trump has a history of making anti-Semitic remarks himself, as well as comments about eugenics. He infamously praised neo-Nazi protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017 as “very fine people,” discussing a “Unite the Right” rally in which a young woman named Heather Heyer was killed when a driver purposely plowed into a group of counter-protesters.

Other items for sale in Trump’s campaign shop include a “Defend The Police” T-shirt. A graphic on the shirt crosses out the word “defund,” which protesters across America have chanted in the streets in recent months. Another shirt bares the text “#YouAintBlack - Joe Biden,” referencing presumptive Democratic rival Biden’s comments in May to Charlamagne tha God about voting for him versus Trump on radio show “The Breakfast Club.” Biden later apologized for the remarks.