Trump’s Facebook Faux Pas: Confuses Soviet Vets For American Vets


Trump can’t even seem to decide which side of World War II he supports. On the same day he retweeted material from Adolf Hitler fanboy “@WhiteGenocideTM,” he also posted a campaign video that confused Soviets vets for American vets.

“The incompetence is beyond [belief]”

To kick the morning off, Trump took a swing at Jeb Bush — by posting a Photoshopped picture of Bush holding a sign saying “Vote for Trump” sent to him by twitter user “@WhiteGenocideTM,” whose current location is “Jewmerica” and whose bio links to a promotional for a pro-Hitler film billing itself as “the greatest untold story” and Hitler as “the savior of Europe.”

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How exactly is a man who plunged Europe into a second devastating war and who utterly destroyed Germany when he realized it wasn’t going to live up to his expectations a “savior?” Alien space bats, that’s how. They’re at the nexus of counterfactual historical fiction, historical revisionism and bad comedy.

Having taken one side of the war, Trump revealed later in the day that  he wasn’t above taking the other, either, only this time, it was in a video posted to Facebook.

The video, which vowed reform of the Veterans’ Administration, included stock footage not of American veterans, but Sovétskij veterans.

In the Veterans Administration, the incompetence is beyond. We will stop that,” Trump intones, right before the video shows the images of Soviet vets, complete with their hammer and sickle medals, taken in Russia last year. “We are going to take care of our veterans.

The campaign quickly replaced the video with a new version that didn’t include the Russian vets several hours later.

His campaign spokeswoman, Hope Hicks, didn’t immediately respond when CNN asked why they chose to use footage from an award ceremony in Togliatti.

For those wondering, no, this isn’t the first time Trump has done this, either. In July, his campaign produced a promotional image that confused American soldiers for Nazis. Because of course he did.

Just remember: your choice as a Republican this year is this guy or the guy who proudly touts an endorsement from a pastor who thinks Oprah is a forerunner of the Antichrist and who is an “anointed king” to bring about the end times transfer of wealth, according to his father. And top GOPers are already lining up to support Trump.

You can watch the video here.


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