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How the Trojan Horse became everyone’s favorite political metaphor

What do Joe Biden, Civil War General Winfield Hancock, Japanese assembly plants, malicious computer programs, Syrian refugees, and just about every U.S. president in the past several decades have in common?

The Democratic nominee for president is “a Trojan horse for socialism,” President Trump alleged during a campaign stop in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, on August 17. In his presidential nomination acceptance speech later at the White House during the Republican convention, Trump repeated the claim verbatim.

Admittedly, these horses have become a little less literal since Odysseus came up with the idea of hiding his troops in a giant wooden ungulate, gifting the structure to the impenetrable Troy, only for the Greek army to emerge at night within the city’s walls and slaughter their unsuspecting enemies.

Source:

theweek.com

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