Did somebody say, "deplorables"?
A vendor at the Bloomsburg Fair in central Pennsylvania displayed a "Donald Trump - Make America Great Again" flag adjacent to a replica of the Hitler Youth Flag. A photo of the display was published widely on social media this weekend.
The vendor also displayed the Confederate flag along with a bumper sticker that said "AIDS cures f*gs."
Some of the responses from locals on Facebook:
...a friend of mine from high school, just shared this image. This picture was taken at the Bloomsburg Fair in Bloomsburg, PA, the next town over from where we grew up. Yes, those are nazi flags for sale, proudly displayed next to a Trump banner.
I am so angry I'm in tears. This is happening in our backyard. That flag stands for hatred and genocide. This is what Donald Trump is doing to America, this is the kind of deplorable person his campaign has empowered. If you cannot see that, you are part of the problem.
Dude...my childhood is crushed... My all time favorite fair...in the town next to my hometown...is selling Nazi flags...right next to Trump flags... Incredibly angered and saddened that the board of the Bloomsburg Fair allows this vendor to sell such wares. As long as that occurs, I will never return to the fair. Shame because as my friends know...I would drive for hours and spend hundreds just to go almost every year.
My father who fought through the Second World War must be rolling in his grave to think that the Nazi flag flies at the Bloomsburg fair. Unless the fair officials make a public statement denouncing this practice and remove the vendors. I will never attend this event again.
"We were initially unaware of the flag and other merchandise being displayed by a vendor on our fairgrounds. Most posts were made after midnight, and as soon as we were made aware of it early this morning, we took the appropriate action with the vendor to remove those items. Unfortunately, we have over 1200 vendors on our fairgrounds and it’s difficult to monitor each one individually. Whenever someone brings something like this to our attention, we always discuss it with the vendor and take any steps to maintain a family-fun atmosphere at our fair."