Stern magazine mocked up the image of Trump performing the gesture while draped in the American flag for the cover of its Aug. 24 issue, The Hill reports.
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With the main headline of “Sein Kampf” (which translates roughly to “His Struggle”), it clearly alluded to dictator Adolf Hitler’s 1925 autobiographical book Mein Kampf.
The magazine cover is similar to those that came out in the U.S. after the violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville last weekend and the chaotic week that followed.
After the violent events that left one person dead, U.S. President Donald Trump blamed “many sides” for the “display of hatred, bigotry and violence,” even though it was a Nazi sympathizer who drove into the crowed of a counter-protest, killing Heather Heyer.
Trump finally condemned neo-Nazis, the KKK and white supremacists, only to double down on his initial statement two days later, and blamed “both sides” while asking "What about alt-left? Do they have any semblance of guilt?"
"Not all protesters were neo-Nazis," the president argued in what again seemed as pandering to white nationalists. "Some were there to protest the taking down of a Confederate statue,” he added. Insiders later revealed that Trump's latest remarks on Charlottesville were unplanned, with one saying that the president simply "went rogue."