As Donald Trump continues his controversial race for the U.S. presidency, the Republican candidate accidentally tweeted a few star-spangled Nazis alongside his portrait.
The promotional photo included an image of Donald Trump with a U.S. flag with what turned out to be German Nazi soldiers superimposed on the stars and stripes.
Trump's campaign has apologized, blaming the star-spangled Nazis on an inexperienced intern, but the story has added even more to the real estate magnate's woes in running for the presidency.
Nazis make surprise appearance in Donald Trump's campaign ad http://t.co/VJN0GPtbIm pic.twitter.com/R7DPVXnbSwFirst he lost business deals with NBC, NASCAR, and Univision over his comments about Mexicans -- along with being immortalized as a butt-plug by a Mexican artist -- when he said of Mexican immigrants, "They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists."
— CBC News (@CBCNews) July 15, 2015
Now the image tweeted by his campaign with the star-spangled Nazis marching across the flag has done him a world of harm. The image also displays the White House along with a $100 bill with the campaign slogan, "We need real leadership. We need results. Let's put the U.S. back into business!"
.@RealDonaldTrump campaign ad appears to show German Nazis marching under White House http://t.co/7M92iy1442 pic.twitter.com/OVnQEyBTMEAccording to Trump's campaign, the young intern created and posted the image and, unfortunately, didn't notice that the faded figures on the flag were Nazi soldiers. Reportedly the intern apologized for the star-spangled Nazis gaffe and immediately deleted the tweet.
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) July 14, 2015
Naturally, what goes on the internet tends to stay on the internet, so the image is still doing the social media rounds, with some Twitter users commenting that the four soldiers appear to be actors wearing the notorious SS force uniforms.
#BlameTheIntern: #Trump campaign mistakenly tweets star-spangled Nazis. What's next: Trump mistakenly starts war? http://t.co/UUpNpsBNIeIn other Trump-related news on the Inquisitr, the Donald is said to have mocked John McCain's prisoner-of-war status, saying he isn't a war hero because he was captured.
— AllAmericanGirl (@Mama3Cubs) July 15, 2015
The presidential candidate has also been told by rapper Pitbull to watch out for escaped Mexican drug kingpin El Chapo relating to his racially charged Twitter rants about Mexican immigrants after someone on Twitter used Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's name to threaten Trump for his words.
World: Ugh, today was depressing, but at least we're not talking about Trump. Trump: *Hastily puts Nazis on flag* https://t.co/mRTwrBwHhZAdding the star-spangled Nazis to the mix could certainly go towards threatening any credibility Donald Trump has in his run for the U.S. presidency.
— Heather Wilhelm (@heatherwilhelm) July 14, 2015
[Image: CC by-SA 2.0 Gage Skidmore]