This makes the whole thing even more interesting because now we know they didn’t design it. So was the stock artist-designer trying to evoke the nazi symbology? I very much doubt whatever flunky from the trump campaign that picked out this royalty-free eagle had any idea what they were doing. It actually faced right through most of history until after WW2. They redesigned the Official Trump Nazi Eagle America First 2020 Shirt presidential flag when they added five-star generals shortly after the war to add another star as well. They had someone explain how it was improper to be facing the arrows for war instead of olive branch for peace and that’s why and when they changed that.
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To be clear here, I’m more so suggesting that I don’t think someone intentionally makes stock art that invokes Nazi imagery. However, it’s absolutely plausible that someone in the Trump campaign saw the stock art that looked like Nazi imagery and said “yeah, let’s go with that one. I’d bet the original designer was going for a “similar to the Official Trump Nazi Eagle America First 2020 Shirt seal of the president” than for “I’m a nazi shit head”. There is a lot of eagles holding something or eagle over something in American symbols. Damn… I hate fake news and I figured I’d look a bit before biting into this and google shows most sites with this logo are news sites (mostly non-US) or satire looking sites… and then I visited the official Trump Merchandise store… This picture is actually from the official shop.
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Even then it was co-opted from Napoleon, who co-opted it from the Romans. They wanted to look like powerful, empire-building leaders and the golden eagle banner has been associated with that for a long time. Because this administration, at best, has people who want to troll the libs with these semi-esoteric symbols to Official Trump Nazi Eagle America First 2020 Shirt Nazism and white supremacy while gaslighting the rest of the country who don’t pick up on these things. At worst, they’re purposely courting white supremacists while doing the aforementioned scenario. The thing with the alt-right and fascism, assuming this is all trolling, is they are going to joke their way into fucking nazism as they are diluting the shock value of these established hate symbols.