On Tuesday, Donald Trump (or, should we say, Donald Trump’s Twitter account), tweeted one more plug for the GOP presidential candidate’s campaign.
#MakeAmericaGreatAgain, the hashtag read. Then came an image of the American flag, the stars resplendently laid over a portrait of Trump gazing sternly at something, the stripes over motifs of American triumphalism: cash money, the White House, and soldiers.
An all-caps caption declared: “We need real leadership. We need results. Let’s put the U.S. back into business!”
Except, there was a problem. As Twitter users quickly pointed out, the soldiers in the bottom-right of the image were not American. They weren’t even from an Allied military. They were German World War II soldiers.
Twitter sleuths set about linking the image to a stock photo of reenactors in what appears to be Nazi uniforms.