At a time when hate, violence, and civil unrest is just about everywhere, the last thing our nation needs is individuals spreading even more division and chaos. However, some apparently feel the need to do so. And as this example proves, if that isn’t bad enough, they don’t even bother to fact check it.
On Tuesday, a day filled with more riots, looting, and so-called protests, actress and devout leftist Debra Messing decided to share a photo she found comparing Adolf Hitler and President Donald Trump. On one side was an image of Hitler holding up a book amidst a sea of hands raised in the symbol of allegiance to the authoritarian dictator. On the other side was a similar-looking picture of Trump, who was also holding a book.
Below the images were the words, “This is not an accident.” And above was Messing’s caption: “A dog whistle to white nationalists and Nazis.”
Now, as we know, the latter image was taken on June 1, while Trump was attending a church in Philadelphia that had been recently vandalized. The book was a bible.
Clearly, the images, place side by side, were meant to imply that Trump was no different than Hitler, a man who nearly erased an entire race and religion from the face of the earth.
Let’s just say it wasn’t a good look for our president.
And like they always do, the hundreds of equally leftist elites wasted little time in jumping on the hate and derision bandwagon. Messing’s tweet was liked and retweeted thousands of times with users commenting with things like, “Fascism came to America carryin’ a Bible and sportin’ a bad comb-over.”
Another apparent socialist said, “Hitler held the Bible & followed it with gas chambers. Trump is following it with tear gas,” adding the hashtag “DictatorTrump.”
However, none of them seemed to notice that the picture of Hitler was a fake.
It wouldn’t take anyone with a lick of sense long to figure out that the original picture of Hitler does not show him holding a bible. In fact, he isn’t holding anything, as you can see from the image below. He, like everyone else in the picture, is simply holding his hand up.
One of the first to point this out was an editor from the left-leaning news outlet BuzzFeed.
Craig Silverman wrote on his Twitter account, “A lot of people are sharing an image that appears to show Trump and Hitler holding a bible in the same way. The Trump pic is from June 1, but the Hitler pic was photoshopped to add the Bible.”
Below his words are the original image next to the photoshopped one, with the later labeled as “FAKE.”
Now, I’m no angel myself, and as such, am prone to making mistakes. However, when a progressive outlet such as BuzzFeed has to point this out to a leftist elite, it’s pretty bad.
And, as is evident by all the retweets and comments, Messing was the only idiot who bought into the lie. Former Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson was caught red-handed, spreading the fake image, although she did apologize later, claiming she had had “too much coffee.”
However, even if the image hadn’t been doctored, a man merely holding a bible should not be enough for such a comparison. I mean, how in the world does holding up a bible or any book for that matter equate to a “dog whistle” for anyone?
If so, it would mean that every single person who has ever held a bible up is authoritarian and murderous at heart just like Hitler. And we all know that isn’t true.
As Texas Senator Ted Cruz commented, “Hollywood elites: anyone holding a Bible is Hitler! This is idiocy.” And he is exactly right.
How in the world could anyone in their right mind assume that Trump is calling for Nazis and white supremacists to act by merely holding a Bible? And in front of a church where he gave a speech condemning the violence and hatred that is tearing our nation apart, no less?
But even after being corrected and having her idiocy proved, Messing was still unable to let go of her condemnation of Trump or his comparison to Hitler. While she did apologize for not knowing the image was fake, she said, “I still stand, however, by the comparison of Trump to an authoritarian dictator.”
This is just another example of Trump Derangement Syndrome taking over the left.