Trump Campaign Uses Nazi Image in Twitter Ad

See those soldiers there? Wrong country.
See those soldiers there? Wrong country.
Twitter screen grab

Military commentators on Twitter this afternoon pointed out what seems to be a slight error in an image from the Donald Trump campaign.

In a patriotic mockup of an American flag (featuring The Donald's dumb mug front and center), some soldiers in the background are doing soldier things. A little hat-tip to our troops, right? Well, perhaps not. Because, well, sorry, Donald: Those are Nazis.

SS troops, to be precise, if these commentators are correct. They sure don’t look like our boys, we can say that much.

Earth-shattering? No. It's actually kind of silly. But so is his campaign, so fuck it.

We emailed the Trump campaign (and we're still getting used to typing that) for comment and will update if we hear back.

Ah, the dangers of stock imagery.

UPDATE 4:25 p.m.:

It looks like another Twitter user has found the original image, of some WWII-era re-enactors.

Jon Campbell is a staff writer for the Voice, covering criminal justice, legal issues, and the occasional mutant park squirrel. Tip him at jcampbell@villagevoice.com and follow him on Twitter at @j0ncampbell
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