Woman Giving Nazi Salute at Trump Rally was being Sarcastic

The internet & media outlets are exploding last night after chaos broke out at a Trump Rally in Chicago, forcing Trump to cancel the event.

One image in particular that has surfaces is that of that of a woman decked out in Trump Garb seemingly giving a “Hail Hitler” sign.


My first thought when seeing this is…”yeah right. I mean, I know Trump supporters are angry people but this lady has got be being sarcastic in some way”.

The man shown with her, Michael Garza, took to social media to tell his story…

See the Facebook post here:


So my thought was, when seeing this, that she probably was insinuating that THEY were being Nazis because that woman had come to see Trump and they were making her leave, when she didn’t want to.

But as it turns out, she was being sarcastic. Just not in the way I had originally thought.  She has now come forward with her story. She claims that there was a picture of someone comparing Trump to Hitler there (pretty reasonable) and that she, who was born in West Berlin in 1946, was offended by this.

“They said Trump is a second Hitler,” Ms. Peterson said. “I said do you know what that sign stands for? Do you know who Hitler really was?”

(Source: NY Times)

Well, if this much is true, Mr. Garza seems to have conveniently left that part out. But honestly, it seems more believable than someone just randomly saluting Hitler out of nowhere like he wants to make it seem. Trump’s supporters don’t seem to be the ones comparing him to Hitler.