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Smith College Professor Calls Trump Supporters ‘American Nazis’

January 22, 2021

A college professor in Massachusetts wrote a column calling supporters of President Donald Trump “American Nazis” this week.

Smith College professor Loretta Ross wrote a piece for the left-wing magazine Counterpunch rejecting calls for national unity and instead attacked Trump supporters in a piece titled “The Nazification of the Republican Party.”

“We must send an unmistakable signal that this will not be tolerated when a more competent neo-fascist seeks to gain permanent power in the Congress or White House in the future,” she wrote. “I’m calling them American Nazis, who adapted the playbook of the Third Reich. Trump may be gone but Trumpism is not. As House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, they prioritized their ‘whiteness over democracy’.”

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