The 'fact check', brought to us by USA Today's Will Peebles, takes its direction from anti-Trump GOP operatives at the Lincoln Project as well as Jewish progressive group, Bend the Arc - the latter of which tweeted on July 1: "The President of the United States is campaigning for reelection with a Nazi symbol. Again"
USA Today took the bait, publishing a fact-check which was heavily 'ratio'd' on Twitter - meaning, more people are slamming the outlet than 'liking' or 'retweeting' their post.
After their initial tweet came under fire, the outlet issued a lame 'clarification' noting "the eagle is a longtime US symbol, too."
Reactions have been hilarious, with many pointing out that it's the icon used by the Speaker of the House:
The claim: Trump campaign shirts feature imperial eagle, a Nazi symbol
Our ruling: True https://t.co/3eCiYdgQvK
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) July 12, 2020