Donald Trump’s election camp has seemingly once again hit the rocks after the billionaire’s campaign office tweeted a photo with Nazi soldiers in the background. The SS eagle insignia could, upon close examination, be seen on the arms of the troops.
The campaign team had photoshopped an image of Trump’s face, the White House and some soldiers behind an image of the US flag. However, someone forgot to check just which soldiers were actually being used.
On closer inspection, it turned out that the soldiers were actually Wehrmacht troops, as the SS insignia could be seen on their sleeves. Eagle-eyed Twitter user Michael Niemerg managed to spot that something wasn’t right with the uniforms and he publically asked Trump whether his campaign office had used images of Nazi soldiers.
The tweet was quickly deleted, with the blame being placed on “a young intern,” who managed to find the image online. However, social media users had a field day in poking yet more fun at Trump. “A young intern created and posted the image and did not see the very faded figures within the flag of the stock photo,” Trump’s team spokesperson told the Guardian. “The intern apologized and immediately deleted the tweet.”