Liberal legal scholar Jonathan Turley observed that an NBC News national security contributor, Frank Figluizzi,
“voiced a bizarre criticism of President Donald Trump after Trump ordered flags to be flown at half mast because of the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. Figluizzi said that the date, August 8th, meant that the shorthand date of 8/8 could be viewed as a reference to 88 which could be a reference to HH (the eighth letter in the alphabet) which could be viewed as a salute to “Heil Hitler.”
Figluizzi went on to say that this was an example of the “ignorance of the adversary… The numbers 88 are very significant in the neo-Nazi and white supremacy movement.” Really.
This reference is so obvious and so hurtful that I had never heard of it. Maybe it’s like the Masons’ double secret handshake and code words. If I misuse one of them, will I be assaulted with a trowel? We…