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ABC reporter: Trump speech carried anti-Semitic ’overtones’

Greg Nash
ABC journalist Terry Moran on Friday said President Trump’s inaugural address used a ”loaded term” that carried “overtones from the 1930s, when an anti-Semitic movement” blamed Jews for global problems.
 
Moran, ABC’s chief foreign correspondent, said Trump’s America-first rhetoric carries “ugly echoes in our history.”
 
“It’s a loaded term in American history,” argued Moran. “Now, he defined it here as total allegiance to the United States of America, and it is something, as [anchor] Cecilia [Vega] said, this is why he was sent here by people who want to hear that message of America first.
 
{mosads}”However, it carries with it overtones from the 1930s, when an anti-Semitic movement [said], ‘We don’t want to get involved in Europe’s war. It’s the Jews’ fault in Germany!’ Charles Lindbergh led them.”
 
The Anti-Defamation League has argued that Trump borrowed America-first language from Nazi-friendly Americans in the 1930s.
 
Trump said in a speech in June that his definition of the “America First” slogan applies to fighting “unfair foreign competition,” by utilizing America’s energy resources, creating and implementing protectionist tax and regulatory policies, reducing taxes for the middle class, loosening regulations, and protecting American workers from immigrant competition.
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