Ben Shapiro defends Elon Musk's Hitler meme

Shapiro: “I can safely say that is not an antisemitic meme”

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Citation From the February 18, 2022, edition of The Daily Wire's The Ben Shapiro Show

BEN SHAPIRO (HOST): What was the left all hot and bothered about yesterday? What the left was hot and bothered about was the fact that Elon Musk tweeted out an internet meme about Hitler. This is what the left was super worried about. So, just to get this straight, if a Black Lives Matter activist attempts to murder a Jew in Louisville, this is not antisemitism. Even if his page is loaded with antisemitism, -- not antisemitism. However, if Elon Musk makes a Hitler joke about a leader who has now invoked an emergencies act to freeze bank accounts and utilized dictatorial power, Elon Musk must be, secretly, a vicious antisemite.

He tweeted out a meme of Hitler that said, "Stop comparing me to Justin Trudeau. I had a budget." OK, that's a very old internet joke, right? What's the difference between X politician and Hitler? Hitler had a mustache. Right? These are very old internet jokes. They're not antisemitic. Ok, like, let me explain as a person who's been attacked with, probably, more anisemitism than nearly anyone in American public life, I can safely say that is not an antisemitic meme.