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Нацисты такой же американский продукт, как яблочный пирог?

НЬЮ-ХЕЙВЕН – Грозит ли США нацизм? Краткий ответ – нет, несмотря на пугающие события в Шарлотсвилле (штат Вирджиния) в минувшие выходные.

В Шарлотсвилле, где расположен основанный Томасом Джефферсоном Университет Вирджинии, белые националисты, сепаратисты, неонацисты, члены «Ку-клукс-клана» и другие подобные им группировки провели митинг под знамёнами со свастикой и факельное шествие в нацистском стиле. А к концу следующего дня началось грубое насилие, причём один из белых расистов зашёл настолько далеко, что въехал на машине в толпу протестующих против расизма, убив одного человека и ранив 19.

Группировки, ответственные за насилие в Шарлотсвилле, торжествовали, когда Дональд Трамп был избран президентом США в ноябре прошлого года. А Трамп часто не спешил отмежеваться от них. Когда во время избирательной кампании его поддержал бывший великий маг «Ку-клукс-клана» Дэвид Дюк, Трамп скандально медлил с осуждением Дюка и его сторонников. Кроме того, во время своей кампании Трамп неоднократно разжигал насилие, одновременно проявляя бесконечный пиетет по отношению к авторитарным лидерам, например, президенту России Владимиру Путину.

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