Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump deleted a campaign ad on Twitter after users brought to his attention that Nazis soldiers appeared in it.
Then came an image of the American flag, the stars resplendently overlaid over a portrait of Trump gazing sternly at something, the stripes over motifs of American triumphalism: cash money, the White House, and soldiers. Trump tweeted himself, #MakeAmericaGreatAgain.
Other historians confirmed to The Hill that the uniforms appeared similar to those used by Nazi troops. Below the image, the words: “We need real leadership. We need results”, the image declares at the bottom.
Donald Trump tweeted a patriotic photo montage Tuesday with a pledge to “put the USA back into business”, but the marching soldiers displayed were apparently German, not American.
Trump deleted the tweet. The Waffen-SS was a Nazi Germany military force in World War II who are easily recognizable from their helmets.
The tweet was swiftly deleted and the Trump campaign eventually pinned the error on an intern.
“Mr. Trump has been in Charlottesville, Virginia, all day at the opening of a development”.
“A young intern created and posted the image and did not see the very faded figures within the flag of the stock photo”, Cohen told the paper.