Donald Trump's new favorite slogan was invented for Nazi sympathizers

6/14/2016 - Professor of History Eric Rauchway in The Washington Post.

Donald Trump greeted Twitter on Flag Day with two words in all caps: “AMERICA FIRST!” 

He has made this slogan a theme for his campaign, and he has begun using it to contrast himself with President Obama, whose criticism of Trump’s rhetoric on Tuesday was answered with a Trump statement promising, “When I am president, it will always be America first.”

He wasn’t quite promising “America über alles,” but it comes close. “America First” was the motto of Nazi-friendly Americans in the 1930s, and Trump has more than just a catchphrase in common with them.

Read the full op-ed in The Washington Post.