Trump and his surrogates have repeatedly and blatantly integrated fascist aesthetics into the campaign. This T-shirt design is only the latest example.
Dr. Waitman Wade Beorn is a Senior Lecturer in History at Northumbria University in Newcastle, UK. He is the author of Marching Into Darkness: The Wehrmacht and the Holocaust in Belarus and The Holocaust in Eastern Europe; he is currently writing a history of the Janowska concentration camp in Lviv.
Trump’s Sinister Appropriation of the Nazi Triangle Camp Badge
There is a dangerous chain of words, imagery, and even numbers appropriated from Nazi Germany and reintroduced into American political culture by the Trump campaign. While Trump’s brand of fascism is a local language, it speaks with a German accent.