I started getting the Tweets right after I posted my cartoon about the Nazi Lady from Friday’s Chicago Trump protest.
— Melyssa Hubbard (@SpankCityHall) March 14, 2016
@fklonsky The granny Hitler is a Bernie Sanders supporter. I can send the link to you with her identity.
— TruthSeeker (@EngagedPatriot) March 14, 2016
— Kandi (@yuma2009) March 13, 2016
Dozens of tweets.
All claiming that the Nazi lady was a Bernie plant.
Where did this talking point come from.
It came from Donald Trump Jr.
From the Daily Beast:
Trump apologists and fans, as has become their custom, refused to believe what they were seeing could be true. They began circulating a rumor, on social media, that the woman pictured was not Birgitt Peterson of Yorkville, but Portia Boulger, a former Hillary Clinton supporter and current Bernie Sanders activist from Chillicothe, Ohio.
— Portia A. Boulger (@PortiaABoulger) March 12, 2016