Donald Trump Just Tweeted a Campaign Ad Featuring What Look Like Nazi Soldiers

“#MakeAmericaGreatAgain.”


UPDATE: We spoke to the dude who took this Nazi photo and he told us something that makes this whole story even more hilarious. Read here.

Not long ago, Donald Trump sent out the following tweet:

The tweet is now deleted. Why did Trump delete it? Maybe it has something to with those the soldiers marching next to The Donald’s shoulder:

Yes, Trump (or his graphic design minions) apparently included a photo of soldiers from the Waffen-SS, the notorious military wing of the Nazi SS, in the image. John Schindler, who seems to know his World War II German uniforms, has been detailing the Trump campaign’s photo-research fail:

It’s not clear what the source of the photo in the Trump tweet is; the soldiers in the photo could be modern-day World War II reenactors. According to the most recent poll from Suffolk/USA Today, Trump leads the GOP field by three points.

Update, Tuesday 3:40pm ET: And the answers begin to trickle in…

Update 2, Tuesday 3:46pm ET: This GIF, by our own Ivylise Simones, is perfect:

GIF: Ivylise Simones

Update 3, Tuesday 4:00pm ET: The Trump campaign says an intern did it:

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