The most prevalent image from last night’s cancelled Trump rally was of an older woman giving a Nazi salute. The hand gesture the woman gave was unmistakable, and the clearest symbol yet of Trump’s violent rhetoric.

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Some Trump defenders claimed that the woman was a Bernie supporter in disguise, pointing to an activist on Facebook who looked similarly. This image began to circulate on Twitter and Facebook on Saturday morning.

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This allegation is completely false and libelous, as Mrs. Boulger has since proved.

 

To be clear, I was not in Chicago last night. Instead, I was busy making phone calls to GOTV for Bernie. Whoever thinks…

Posted by Portia A Boulger on Saturday, March 12, 2016

 

Here is the real story of that hateful salute:

 


This is what the Republican party has done.

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Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at srobinson@ringoffireradio.com