In a single morning, Donald Trump promoted a photo that originated from a neo-Nazi Twitter account and posted a campaign video that mistook Soviets for U.S. military veterans.Trump's campaign on Friday shared a Facebook video vowing to reform the Veterans Administration that included stock footage of Russian -- not American -- former servicemen with medals that bore the communist sickle and hammer symbol. ..."In the Veterans Administration, the incompetence is beyond. We will stop that," Trump says in the video before showing images of Soviet veterans that was taken in Russia in May last year, according to the stock video site that hosts the footage. "We are going to take care of our veterans." ...It's not the first time the Republican presidential front-runner has mistaken foreign soldiers with American servicemen.In July, Trump's campaign produced a promotional image showing soldiers wearing German World War II uniforms instead of American ones.
He Meant "I'm A Serial Liar Who Will Say Anything In The Hopes Of Fooling People Into Thinking I'm Doing Something Good Rather Than Wanting Them To Die"
"'Cancel Culture' Is The Most Horrible Thing Ever . . . And This Fox Reporter Should Be Fired For Writing Something Bad (But True) About Me"
Dr. Anthony Fauci says he's not sure what President Trump meant when he said the country is "rounding the corner" on the coronavirus pandemic https://t.co/XTp0aNCoRz— CNN (@CNN) September 5, 2020
The President calls for Jennifer Griffin to be fired https://t.co/ENFuWLkWYT— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) September 5, 2020
Trump calling for a Fox News reporter - a Fox News reporter! - to be fired.— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) September 5, 2020
Is this... cancel culture? https://t.co/4n30wFgzRh
When Fox News isn't fascist enough.— Bad Socialism Takes (@BadSocialisms) September 5, 2020
The President of the United States is up rage tweeting at 1am while more Americans die from Covid on his watch.— Dana Goldberg (@DGComedy) September 5, 2020
He’s also retweeting himself from 10 hours ago because the adderall is starting to wear off and he’s running out of material.— Dana Goldberg (@DGComedy) September 5, 2020
You got 700 out of 24 Million veterans?— YS (@NYinLA2121) September 5, 2020
Wow bro. That’s impressive.
That’s, let me see, carry the one, 7, 8, 9 decimal points
Whoa dude that is .0000291754%
Extra Mulligan for you on the golf course tomorrow sir. You deserve it. https://t.co/jk59sR9XNo
My position on Trump & Putin has always existed independent of Mueller’s report or any intel dossiers & revolved around one simple question: why won’t the most verbally abusive, belligerent, xenophobic president in modern history ever criticize Putin or Russia, even mildly? Why? https://t.co/UOWNzmbw8O— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) September 5, 2020
His refusal to criticize Putin is stunning. It is literally the only thing he shows any self-discipline about as president. What they have must be really powerful. https://t.co/Us9tKy7AAK— Richard Stengel (@stengel) September 4, 2020
“The president is ‘a witting collaborator in a Russian disinformation campaign...” https://t.co/SyQtmtdWw8— John Sipher (@john_sipher) September 5, 2020
Russia is boosting Trump's war on mail voting with a disinformation campaign https://t.co/RPq8EF7pVj— Mother Jones (@MotherJones) September 4, 2020
Trump allegedly buried a memo highlighting possible Russian interference in the upcoming presidential election https://t.co/hcPTdoc8yc— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) September 5, 2020
A lot of the Dossier turned out to be true. Almost none of it has been disproven. https://t.co/TzcoCr31HU— Scott Dworkin (@funder) September 5, 2020
“Hopefully, you’ll see within 72 hours one aspect that actually comes out as it relates to some of the health care” — Mark Meadows on Wednesday about the health care plan Trump promised in July (it has now been 72 hours!) pic.twitter.com/yzodRThD7J— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 5, 2020
Trump is endorsed by the KKK, North Korea, Russia, Neo-Nazis, and now Osama bin Laden’s family. Lmao you can’t make this shit up. https://t.co/Qy2fj5coVS— Dylan (@dyllyp) September 5, 2020
This gentleman is not a wounded veteran. He was born without arms, as Snopes has explained https://t.co/JQm1wQjRLC.— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) September 5, 2020
The Trump campaign also wrongly depicted him as a veteran in a 2016 ad...using this photo to replace an image that showed Russian veterans instead of Americans. pic.twitter.com/iYf8pmwZrL
My favorite part is how it’s the same person mentioned in the snopes article doing it again pic.twitter.com/2FJyiqzMck— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) September 5, 2020
Yes. A low-budget ad about treating veterans better. When people pointed out the men in the stock footage had Soviet medals on their uniforms https://t.co/eFPGE0xf9u, the campaign replaced them with this photo, which is, again, also not of a veteran. https://t.co/m4Eh9Z2tnn— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) September 5, 2020