East Germany or "Nazi Germany"? It's important
Not sure if anybody caught this, but the press conference in response to the leaked oppositional intel regarding unsubstanciated claims of Russian blackmail, followed by Trump's tweet referencing "Nazi Germany" is really freaking me out? Here's the quote below:
"Intelligence agencies should never have allowed this fake news to "leak" into the public. One last shot at me. Are we living in Nazi Germany?" Trump wrote in one of several tweets on the leak."It's a matter of optics and perspectives
The reason it's freaking me out, is based on optics and perspective. Although CNN merely referenced the BuzzFeed article, Trump called them out as horrible and "Fake News. There are really two main perspectives that I want to point out.
* The first, is that you're being falsely accused, surveilled and smeared publicly, which would probably lead you to reference East Germany's use of the Stasi as an Intelligence Agency post-war to do just that.
* The second is that you're seeing the way you're depicted in press, as if you were Hitler and you're calling out the lugenpresse
(Lying Press), but substituting "Fake News" for "Lying Press". Conclusion
If the first is the case? Then the reference was a based on Trump's tendency to create a sort of word salad of buzzwords and false statements. If the latter is the case? God help us all.In regards to this reference to "Nazi Germany". I don't want an appology, I want to know exactly why he said this with a full explanation? #potus #peeotus #trump