Howard Dean Compares Trump's Voter Base to Neo-Nazis Burning Swastikas

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April 23, 2018

Former Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean on Monday equated President Donald Trump's voter base to Neo-Nazis burning a swastika down in Georgia over the weekend.

Dean, a former Democratic presidential candidate, quote-tweeted a tweet by women's rights activist Amy Siskind that included a link to an article about Neo-Nazis who gathered for a rally over the weekend in Newnan, Georgia.

"Trump base voters," Dean tweeted.

"The neo-Nazi rally on Saturday was met with about 100 counter-protesters, according to the Times, including members from the anti-fascist group antifa, and a large police presence of roughly 700 law enforcement officers. About 10 counter-protestors were arrested, according to reports. Local authorities said some were charged for refusing to removed their masks – in violation of a 1950 state law initially aimed at stopping the Ku Klux Klan," Time reported.

This is not the first time that a Democrat has compared Republican voters to Neo-Nazis. CNN contributor and former Hillary Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon compared Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie to white supremacists back in October.

Fallon tweeted out an image from August of white supremacists protesting the removal of a Confederate statue in Charlottesville with the caption "live look at Ed Gillespie campaign strategy meeting."