A Missouri state senator who was censured by her colleagues for a Facebook post in which she hoped for President Trump's assassination posted a new message on Twitter Thursday comparing Trump to Adolf Hitler.
State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal posted a meme that shows Trump taking off a shirt. By the time the shirt is off, Hitler's face is revealed in place of Trump's.
The meme parodies a much-criticized Dove body wash ad that shows a black woman removing her brown shirt to reveal a white woman underneath in a light-colored shirt. Dove apologized for the ad, which many social media users called racist.
Chappelle-Nadal told The Associated Press that she shared the meme because she was upset by Trump's tweets early Thursday suggesting Puerto Rico must take on more responsibility for its recovery from Hurricane Maria. The senator, who is black and whose mother is from Puerto Rico, said she still has not heard from some of her other relatives on the island.
"So this is very personal to me," she said.
She insisted that she is "not repeating the mistake I made two months ago" when she wrote on her personal Facebook page, "I hope Trump is assassinated!"
"I still have a First Amendment right, and I still have a family I need to fight for," Chappelle-Nadal told the AP.
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