Thursday, December 20, 2018

'Fake News' Sign Removed From San Antonio Holocaust Museum Featured Trump's #MAGA Slogan

Posted By on Thu, Dec 20, 2018 at 9:40 AM

  • Facebook / Sakib Shaikh
A spray-painted sign reading "FAKE NEWS" with an arrow pointing at the Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio was removed from its grounds Tuesday morning.

The sign also included "#MAGA," the Internet hashtag associated with President Donald Trump's "Make America Great Again" slogan. In a written statement supplied to the Dallas Morning News, Jewish Federation of San Antonio board chairman Harry Levy said the sign attempted to mock the memory of Jews who died in the Holocaust.

"This cowardly act is doubly harmful in that it laughs at the memory of all the millions of Jews who died in the Holocaust and is harmful to the precious few Holocaust survivors who witnessed the horrors of the Shoah first hand," Levy said. "The ignorance expressed by the perpetrators can only be countered by shining the light of truth upon our shared history."

Twitter users also decried the act of vandalism, many keying in on the Trump hashtag and pointing out Trump's divisive rhetoric and history of disparaging minorities. San Antonio tech industry guru Nick Longo even shared a photo of the sign in direct response to a tweet from the president.
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