Stern magazine's illustration is part of a cover story headlined "Sein Kampf," which translates as "His Struggle" and is a play on Adolf Hitler's infamous "Mein Kampf." It comes as part of the wave of backlash Trump has faced for not denouncing the Nazis, anti-Semites, racists and white supremasicts at the Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Virgina, earlier this month.
Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Center human rights center said it has been "outspoken in criticizing President Trump for failing to make a distinction between Nazis and KKK protesters and those who opposed them." But it said "the depiction of the president as a latter-day Hitler by a major German publication is untrue and beyond the pale."
It says "Germans must surely know that by misappropriating" Nazi symbols "they belittle and becloud" past crimes.
After initially criticizing the general "hatred" displayed at the Charotteville, Virginia Nazi rally that devolved into a violent