From Politicus USA:
By Hrafnkell Haraldsson on Fri, Nov 25th, 2016 at 7:57 am
“He told people that he would make Germany great again. He blamed Jews, Socialists, Communists, and others for the troubles of the land.”
That’s right. Donald Trump isn’t the originator of #MAGA. That would be Adolf Hitler, who, if he never made it a slogan, did make the idea “Make Germany Great Again” a central theme of his political movement.
The Green Bay Press-Gazette preserves in its January 4, 1934 issue, a syndicated biopic (“Uncle Ray’s Corner”) of the German leader. …
“Nationalism and Socialism had to be redefined and they had to be blended into one strong new idea to carry new strength which would make Germany great again.”
See also here.
Is there an even earlier example of this ‘great’ rhetoric than Hitler in 1934?
Yes, there is.
In July 2016, this blog quoted:
Hitler imitated earlier fascist dictator Mussolini in various ways, including Mussolini‘s ‘Roman’ salute, which in nazi Germany became the ‘German’ salute. The ‘German’ salute as demonstrated recently by Trump-supporting neonazis in Washington DC, USA.
United States anti-Semitic right-wingers like Henry Ford inspired German nazis. When Mussolini sacked many public sector workers, he called that ‘drenare la palude’: in English, ‘drain the swamp’, a Trump slogan: here.