Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is not known for her good decision making. On Friday, she proved that she is either a total idiot (which we already knew) or that she is a-okay with neo-Nazis and white supremacists. In a tweet praising Donald Trump’s speech in Warsaw, Palin used the phrase “14 Words,” which is a well-known slogan of white nationalists.
Trump Gives Speech to the People of Poland, Says 14 Words That Leave Americans Stunned https://t.co/8iKHEQemn9
— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) July 7, 2017
Twitter was not impressed with Palin slinging around the neo-Nazi phrase.
So we’re not even hiding it at this point, are we? There is no 14-word sentence or phrase in the linked transcript. pic.twitter.com/QXS4rsV3rH
— Mallory (@MdotClure) July 7, 2017
Very clever Sarah. Totally slipped that one by us Sarah. Nobody will notice Sarah. WINK WINK.
oh by the way you still have your hood on
— Gray (@gray) July 7, 2017
I know, Reich?
— David N (@miyridian) July 7, 2017
14 words huh? pic.twitter.com/4vcjbKmGVQ
— Solidarity Forever (@StarstormLeft) July 7, 2017
So you’re just a flat out racist? Or are you hoping for a good job in the upcoming Nazi regime? https://t.co/TAF21vMcZJ
— Craig Beilinson (@cbeilinson) July 7, 2017
Surprised that she did not work 88 into the message as well.
— Steve DeTurck (@steve_deturck) July 7, 2017
Jumped right out of that white supremacist closet, Sarah?
— Head Sanford (@Head_Sanford) July 7, 2017
Did Palin really just go full white supremacist?
— Eric Strong (@DrEricStrong) July 7, 2017
Oh my God! The White Supremacy dog whistling is getting more and more overt. Shameful. https://t.co/DolgmfIVRU
— Kevin Goebel (@kgoebel) July 7, 2017
So, which is it? Are we once again supposed to believe that a Trump loving Republican just “accidentally” sent out a white supremacist message? As multiple news sources have reported, Trump’s speech itself was filled with White Supremacist dog whistles. The Washington Post, Vox, Salon, the L.A. Times, and the Atlantic all called out the neo-Nazi undertones in the words he proudly belted out in Poland. As Vox explained, “Trump’s speech used the type of dire, last-chance wording often utilized by the far right on both sides of the Atlantic.”
Jonathon Capeheart of the Washington Post responded to Trump’s boast that “we write symphonies” by asking “What on Earth does that have to do with anything?…In that one line, taken in context with everything else Trump said, what I heard was the loudest of dog whistles. A familiar boast that swells the chests of white nationalists everywhere.”
In light of Trump’s continued love affair with the alt-right, aka neo-Nazis, it is kind of hard to think that Palin’s tweet was just another “accident.” After all, it seems to be a fairly accurate description of Trump’s speech, does it not?
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