Twitter abuzz over Laura Ingraham’s ‘Nazi salute’
Twitter is beside itself talking about popular radio host Laura Ingraham’s alleged “Nazi salute” that appeared to cap off her speech at the Republican National Convention. While some gave her loud applause, other poured out their anger online.
Ingraham indeed enjoyed a warm reception on stage, earning a standing ovation before she even started speaking.
In her speech, she praised Donald Trump and called out fellow Republicans who had not endorsed him yet, reportedly pointing at Texas Senator Ted Cruz.
So...Laura Ingraham basically Nazi saluted and Ted Cruz refused to endorse Trump. Not a bad followup to #MelaniaGate— Barb Ferrer (@BarbFerrer) July 21, 2016
However, it was not just her strong speech that received attention Wednesday evening, but also her provocative gesture as she wrapped it up.
Um, anyone else catch Laura Ingraham's nazi salute? pic.twitter.com/epbYlqMh1W— Scot McClamma (@scotmcclamma) July 21, 2016
So we're all just going to pretend Laura Ingraham didn't just do a nazi salute? Okay.— Aneela (@_Aneela_A) July 21, 2016
Twitter has gotten lost in guessing whether or not Ingraham really meant to give a Nazi salute or became a victim of unlucky camera angles.
Laura Ingraham gave a NAZI salute at #RNCinCLE— Cornelia (@PaladinCornelia) July 21, 2016
It wasn't a wave. It was intentional. pic.twitter.com/F2faE0KQqi
Some suggested it was in no way a coincidence.
Laura Ingraham very clearly did a quarter turn to the left and did a Nazi Salute. #NotJoking#RNCinCLE#RNC2016pic.twitter.com/tiaA8BpxKK— JasonHavey (@JasonHavey) July 21, 2016
Others were not so sure, but also spotted a near-miss.
Laura Ingraham came REAL close to a Nazi salute there. Not sure what her arm was up to. #RNCinCLE— Nathaniel Rakich (@baseballot) July 21, 2016
Another did not go into guessing, but said they would not be surprised if it was true.
Laura Ingraham did a Nazi salute on live tv and I am not the least bit surprised.— E.M. (@randomscreename) July 21, 2016
Yet, amid overwhelming scolding, Ingraham had her share of support.
I'm no Laura Ingraham fan, but she clearly wasn't giving a Nazi salute. Don't be silly. #RNCinCLE— Cliston Brown (@ClistonBrown) July 21, 2016