Donald Trump and his supporters have come up with a new kind of membership card for his supporters. There’s just one problem. Several people believe the design on it is quite reminiscent of the Third Reich.
For those not familiar with the team, the Third Reich was what the Nazis considered themselves. It was a term that meant Third Empire and was what Adolph Hitler believed would be the way he’d take over the world. He believed the Nazis were the successors to the Holy Roman Empire from 800-1806 and the German Empire of 1871 – 1918.
Of course, the United States and several other countries fought and eventually defeated the Third Reich in World War II.
In a fundraising email sent out Wednesday, Trump’s Save America PAC asked Trump’s fans to select their favorite of four designs for a new membership card.
“We’re about to launch our Official Trump Cards, which will be reserved for President Trump’s STRONGEST supporters, and we have some very exciting news to share with you,” read the email.
Trump himself thought the cards were “BEAUTIFUL” and wanted the American people to decide which one they preferred, because “they ALWAYS know best!” according to the email.
But people who clicked on the image of the cards were redirected to a donations page and asked to contribute at least $50 to the political action committee.
(would you like)
TRUMP CARDS or a VACCINE PASSPORT?
— "we don't want no Fauci-Ouchi"
WELCOME TO THE CULT
— leave your brain at the door pic.twitter.com/5BqBrB7Vik
— 😷—((( Freddy Atton )))—😷 (@freddyatton) August 5, 2021
Trump’s Third Reich Looking Cards Cause Thoughts
While there were several designs, one stood out among the four. The card with a golden eagle with his wings spread reminded many on Twitter of the eagle symbol the Third Reich used in its propaganda material.
Get your "offical" trump cards before August 13th. After which point you will not be able to buy, sell, or trade without one
Use code STEPHEN MILLER for an extra 60% charge
(Any resemblance to third Reich bronze emblems is purely intentional) pic.twitter.com/Pd4Zo8sAes
— Star (@StarNoNumbers) August 5, 2021
Others noticed that while the cards were offensive and distressing enough, there were also typos.
I mean it wouldn’t be offical without a typo pic.twitter.com/TeCXYQn33H
— Donald Dagon (@DonaldDagon) August 5, 2021
Several people on Twitter blamed Stephen Miller of the design. However, there’s no indication he had a hand in the cards. He has long been considered racist by members of the left wing. It’s possible that’s where the idea he was also involved in this membership card came from.
Stephen Miller has a hero in Joseph Goebbels. The Third Reich propaganda minister ultimately met his demise. It is not a path that any sane person would take. pic.twitter.com/xnNxtPleR2
— David Hilycord (@Hellacort) August 5, 2021
Yet another Twitter user pointed out that trends on the social media site were portending a long day.
Today is going to be a day. 😒
As a Floridian
Mark Levin#thursdayvibes #thursdaymorning #thursdaythoughts #thursdaymotivation #boycottkroger pic.twitter.com/4WVpOk2jfI
— ℰ𝑟𝑖𝑛 🧜♀️ (@pinklionheart) August 5, 2021
Cries To Do Something About It
While most people were busy joking about the cards, some were flabbergasted. There is still a great deal of liberals and Democats who wonder why Trump hasn’t been arrested. Memos released earlier this week showed he pressured the US Attorney General to overturn the 2020 Presidential Election.
Meanwhile, his campaign is also sending out fundraising emails and offering these cards. Indeed, some users were confused how he was still running free.
Merrick Garland, WHY hasn't trump been arrested? He's obviously trying to overthrow the government and become its authoritarian dictator. MOST of us don't want a third reich. pic.twitter.com/XQ0kdL0PL3
— Teri D. (@Teri__2) August 5, 2021
However, most people were still caught up by the symbol sent out by Trump’s campaign.
Oh yeah! That's some American nazi iconography right there. Wow. Did he say "gimme something that just screams third reich"?
— Is It Worse Than… (@IsItWorseThn311) August 5, 2021
For now, the former President’s Super PAC has been quiet about how that choice was sent out.
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