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President Trump Declares Loyalty Day: Collapse of Democracy Imminent

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So, on Friday, President Trump — or at least his press office — proclaimed May 1 as “Loyalty Day.”

As you might imagine, the outrage was immediate:

https://twitter.com/laurenduca/status/858203149731016705

Lots of references to Nazis:

https://twitter.com/keywest0007/status/858415964555276288

Creeping fascism:

https://twitter.com/InxsyS/status/858405848724492289

…but:

Let’s not forget North Korea:

Only one problem here. Loyalty Day is nothing new. It was defined by a Joint Resolution on April 27, 1955:

There were parades:

In fact, there still are:

It’s almost as if — I know this will surprise everyone — there’s another Trump Trance at work: one that completely loses all context or sense of history when some story about Trump-the-Madman-Dictator-Fascist comes up.