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Marjorie Taylor Greene Hit With 'Four Pinocchios' for Claim About the Nazi Party

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The Washington Post is hitting Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) with four “Pinocchios” for her claim that the Nazis were socialists.

“You know, Nazis were the National Socialist Party. Just like the Democrats are now a national socialist party,” Greene said while speaking at an “America First” rally on May 27.

The Post’s Glenn Kessler noted in a fact-check the full name of Hitler’s party was Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei and in English it translates to National Socialist German Workers’ Party.

“But it was not a socialist party; it was a right-wing, ultranationalist party dedicated to racial purity, territorial expansion and anti-Semitism — and total political control,” Kessler wrote.

He listed the first eight of the “25 points” in the 1920 Nazi party platform.

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Kessler explained, “As Ronald Granieri of the Foreign Policy Research Institute has noted, in that platform there are also passages denouncing banks, department stores and ‘interest slavery.'”

He continued, “That could be seen as ‘a quasi-Marxist rejection of free markets. But these were also typical criticisms in the anti-Semitic playbook, which provided a clue that the party’s overriding ideological goal wasn’t a fundamental challenge to private property.'”

Kessler pointed out left-wing parties including the Communists and Social Democrats were major parties in Germany in the 1920s.

“So the inclusion of ‘socialist’ in the party’s name was attractive to working-class voters who might also be anti-Semitic,” the fact-check reads.

It goes on, “Hitler adamantly rejected socialist ideas, dismantled or banned left-leaning parties and disapproved of trade unions.”

The Post reporter suggested Greene needs to “brush up on her history of the Nazi party,” adding, “It was not a ‘socialist’ party and cannot be compared, either in the United States or in Europe, to today’s socialists. She earns Four Pinocchios.”

Greene recently came under fire after comparing COVID-19 pandemic restrictions to the Holocaust.

Last week, she declared she never made the comparison, “I never compared it to the Holocaust, only the discrimination against Jews in early Nazi years. Stop feeding into the left wing media attacks on me.”

She continued, “Everyone should be concerned about the squads support for terrorists and discrimination against unvaxxed people. Why aren’t they?”

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