From British daily The Independent, 28 February 2016:
Mr Trump was also asked on Sunday why he had retweeted a quote from the Italian fascist leader Benito Mussolini. The tweet, initially posted by another user, read: “It is better to live one day as a lion than 100 years as a sheep.”
Asked about whether he had known the quote belonged to Mussolini and whether he wanted to be associated with fascism, Mr Trump told NBC’s Meet the Press: “Mussolini was Mussolini. It’s a very good quote, it’s a very interesting quote. I know who said it, but what difference does it make whether it’s Mussolini or somebody else?”
Is the slogan really original? Or not completely original, like Ms Trump’s speech promoting her husband at the Republican convention in Cleveland, owed something, unattributedly, to a speech by First Lady Michelle Obama?
From the Washington Post in the USA:
In 1927, Fox News Service filmed Benito Mussolini telling immigrants to ‘make America great’
By Philip Bump July 23 at 11:00 AM …
Fox News wasn’t the only group to recognize the value of the combination of sight and sound. Benito Mussolini, the fascist prime minister of Italy, at one point reportedly said that were he to broadcasting his speeches “in twenty cities in Italy once a week” he would “need no other power.” When he was approached about filming a statement for the newsreel, he agreed.
Fox promoted the upcoming statement in advertisements in the New York Times in September 1927, with the debut of the speech coming to New York City’s Times Square theater later that month.
… This was that statement.
Mussolini’s accent was heavy, and it’s hard to pick out everything he said. But the thrust was that he was offering praise for the United States and for the Italian immigrants that were helping to build it. He praised the citizens of Italy who were working to make America great.
Mussolini, Fox News and Jews: here.
Mussolini established dictatorship gradually, with help of officially ‘democratic’ politicians (parallels with Trump): here.