NYT: Trump Has Emerged As An “Inspiration” To Germany’s Far-Right

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“Trump has become a savior figure, a sort of great redeemer for the German far right."

The New York Times reports that Germany’s far-right has come to claim President Donald Trump as an inspiration for their movement.

“Trump has become a savior figure, a sort of great redeemer for the German far right,” said Miro Dittrich, an expert on far-right extremism at the Berlin-based Amadeu-Antonio-Foundation.

Few Western nations have had a more contentious relationship with Mr. Trump than Germany, whose leader, Chancellor Angela Merkel, a pastor’s daughter and scientist, is his opposite in terms of values and temperament. Opinion polls show that Mr. Trump is deeply unpopular among a broad majority of Germans.

But his message of disruption — his unvarnished nationalism and tolerance of white supremacists coupled with his skepticism of the pandemic’s dangers — is spilling well beyond American shores, extremism watchers say.

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Fortunately the number of Facists in Germany is very low and not well tolerated.


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