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German magazine cover shows Trump wearing KKK hood

The German magazine Der Spiegel has become the latest to depict President Trump as a supporter of the Ku Klux Klan in recent days, posting an image of their upcoming cover on Twitter on Friday afternoon.

Deputy foreign desk editor Mathieu von Rohr posted an image of the upcoming cover on Twitter, which is titled “the true face of Donald Trump” in German. The same editor dubbed Trump’s White House a “Confederate presidency” in an earlier tweet.

The move is a form of protest against Trump’s widely criticized response to violence caused by white nationalists in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend that left one person dead and dozens wounded. Trump initially blamed “many sides” for the violence, but on Monday seemed to back off those remarks when he condemned the KKK and neo-Nazis.

“Racism is evil and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to what we hold dear as Americans,” Trump said on Monday.

However, he then doubled down on his initial remarks Tuesday in a press conference in which he blamed the “alt-left” for starting much of the violence.

“Nobody wants to say that. But I’ll say it right now,” Trump said on Tuesday. “You had a group on the other side that came charging in without a permit, and they were very, very violent.” 

Trump said there were “very fine people” on both sides of the Charlottesville argument.

The German magazine joins other prominent newsstand staples such as The New Yorker, Time and The Economist, which all have released images of similar covers for upcoming issues.

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