Dawn Perreca protests on the front steps of the Michigan State Capitol building in Lansing, Mich., Wednesday, April 15, 2020. Flag-waving, honking protesters drove past the Michigan Capitol on Wednesday to show their displeasure with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's orders to keep people at home and businesses locked during the new coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Fox News host attacks Michigan's Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for calling protesters with swastikas Nazis

Fox News' Greg Gutfeld denies Michigan protesters were Nazis just because they were waving swastikas



Matthew Chapman
April 18, 2020 12:10AM (UTC)

This article originally appeared on Raw Story

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On Fox News Friday, "The Five" co-host Greg Gutfeld criticized Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI) for calling out the swastikas at the anti-lockdown rally earlier this week — and argued that just because they were waving swastika flags doesn't mean they were actual Nazis.

"It wasn't that there were Nazis there," said Gutfeld. "They were … comparing her to Hitler, which is wrong, but one should make that distinction, because what she was saying were that there were Nazis."

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Some commenters on social media were quick to point out that Gutfeld was wrong, and the Nazi iconography was in fact being used favorably, by white nationalists who were identifying the Trump administration with their beliefs.

 


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