President Trump's dark speech in Warsaw on Thursday founds lots of fans — including, apparently, Sarah Palin. The former governor of Alaska shared a Young Conservatives article about the speech, tweeting: "Trump gives speech to the people of Poland, says 14 words that leave Americans stunned."
Trump Gives Speech to the People of Poland, Says 14 Words That Leave Americans Stunned https://t.co/8iKHEQemn9
— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) July 7, 2017
Palin's tweet reads like a dog-whistle for white supremacists, as it seemingly refers to the "Fourteen Words" of the neo-Nazi slogan: "We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children." The article Palin quotes notably does not contain any 14-word sentences by Trump that might otherwise be being referenced.
Some sleuthing by The Daily Beast, though, shows that the caption could be an honest mistake:
While the headline and the article's URL make no mention of the neo-Nazi phrase, the manually selected Facebook caption — which automatically comes up when a user clicks the "Share" button on YoungCon's website — contains the "14 words" reference.
And those familiar with Sarah Palin's social-media habits know that her Facebook musings automatically post to her Twitter, hence the neo-Nazi caption being shared on multiple platforms.
The article's author, Warner Todd Huston, is a contributor to Breitbart, the self-proclaimed "platform for the alt-right" once led by current top White House strategist Steve Bannon. [The Daily Beast]