While AOC calls President Trump a Nazi, it’s she and her fellow members of the Axis of Evil (Omar and Tlaib) who make antisemitic comments and it is AOC’s chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, who wore a shirt with Nazi Subhas Chandra Bose on it.
Bose was an Indian nationalist who died in 1945 after a plane crash as he was fleeing Taiwan while the Japanese were still in control of the island and was a sympathizer for the Nazis. But then again, so is his boss.
If they want to support Nazis, that’s what the freedom of speech is all about, but they should not accuse fast friends of Israel of being a Nazi.
While the circumstances around his death remain murky, one can probably suss out why he was in Taiwan: Bose had led the Indian National Army, a pro-independence paramilitary organization that had fought the British colonials and was allied with the Axis powers.
That meant he was allied with Nazi Germany.
Saikat Chakrabarti is the spokesman for New York Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. He’s been in the soup before, very recently being the subject of a Federal Elections Commission complaint for allegedly diverting over $1 million in political donations to his own companies. This time, however, he’s in trouble simply for wearing a T-shirt.
Wonder of wonders, the T-shirt featured Bose.
The controversial sartorial choice has been in plain view since December of 2018, when Chakrabarti wore it during an interview with the reliably liberal NowThis News about Ocasio-Cortez’s freshman congressional orientation.
Here’s the clip of Chakrabarti lavishing some hagiographical love on his boss, all while wearing a shirt featuring a Nazi sympathizer on his chest: