That didn’t go over so well. Conservative political commentator and talk show host Laura Ingraham was accused of making what appeared to be a Nazi salute following her speech at the Republican National Convention held at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland on Wednesday, July 20.
It’s unclear what Ingraham intended with the hand motion, and attempts to contact the conservative talk host weren’t immediately returned. And conservatives rushed to her defense, saying it’s absurb that her hand gesture could be interpreted as a Nazi salute. They shared pictures of Hilary Clinton hand gestures that, when captured as stills, appeared to show the same thing.
CNN has reported that “America First” holds an ugly spot in American history, saying it was “the name of the isolationist, defeatist, anti-Semitic national organization that urged the United States to appease Adolf Hitler.”
Not surprisingly, the reaction on social media was swift:
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