• Daily News Cover Shows Donald Trump Beheading Lady Liberty

    The front page of Wednesday’s edition of The New York Daily News’ depicts GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump as an ISIS terrorist beheading the Statue of Liberty, targeting the real estate magnate’s call to temporarily ban all Muslim immigration to the United States.

    “When Trump came for the Mexicans, I did not speak out — as I was not a Mexican,” the cover says. “When he came for the Muslims, I did not speak out — as I was not a Muslim. Then he came for me…”

    The headline is a variation on the famous anti-Nazi poem “First They Came,” authored by pastor Martin Niemöller who spent seven years in a concentration camp.

    Here’s the full text of the poem,  as quoted by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum:

    First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Socialist.

    Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

    Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Jew.

    Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

    The Daily News on Wednesday also published a column by a history professor and author of Nazis and Good Neighbors Max Paul Friedman, in which he likens Trump to Hitler.

    “By saying on Monday that all Muslims overseas, even U.S. citizens who are abroad for business or pleasure, will be refused re-entry to the United States, he would effectively deny them their citizenship rights,” Friedman argues. “Like Jews in Germany, they would be rendered stateless.”

    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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