Multiple people on social media have accused an aide to President Donald Trump of evoking a propaganda slogan used by the Nazi regime after he said “work sets you free” in a video. Corey Lewandowski, who served as Trump’s 2016 campaign manager and is currently a senior adviser to the president’s 2020 campaign, made the comment in a video posted to his Cameo account on Thursday. Several current and former Trump associates have joined Cameo, a social media platform that allows anyone to purchase either a public or private personalized video message from famous personalities. In the video, Lewandowski states he is recording the message for the “Alpha Freedom Friends.” “This is Corey Lewandowski. You know me as President Trump’s 2016 campaign manager and his current 2020 senior adviser. Look, I want to say freedom only for the members of the government or only for the members of the party is no freedom at all,” he says. “We need to end the China virus lockdown, and only work sets you free. Let’s get everyone back to work, let’s get our economy growing again, let’s send Donald Trump and Mike Pence back to the White House for four more years.”
The phrase “work sets you free” has deep historical significance. The words translate in German to “arbeit macht frei” and are known for appearing on the entrance gates to Auschwitz and other Nazi concentration camps.

via newsweek: ‘Work Sets You Free’: Trump Senior Adviser Accused of Using Nazi Propaganda Slogan

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