Donald Trump Twitter fail: "Nazi" tweet draws relentless mockery

The tweet didn't actually feature Nazi soldiers, but it sure looked that way to many users

Published July 14, 2015 7:55PM (EDT)

Donald Trump                 (Jeff Malet,
Donald Trump (Jeff Malet,

Donald Trump tweeted and then quickly deleted an image of his face juxtaposed with what some Twitter users alleged were Nazi soldiers. In any case, they certainly are not modern American troops.

The image superimposed Old Glory over Trump's face, the White House, a pile of cash and what appears to be Wehrmacht soldiers -- the heart of Nazi Germany's military. Below the image, the words: "We need real leadership. We need results. Let's put the U.S. back into business." Trump tweeted himself, #MakeAmericaGreatAgain.


The tweet was roundly mocked on Twitter:

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But the mystery of the Trump soldiers was quickly solved:

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A new USA Today/Suffolk University poll released this afternoon found Trump leading every other Republican candidate nationally with 17 percent support. Jeb Bush is the only other GOP contender in double digits with 14 percent of the vote.

By Sophia Tesfaye

Sophia Tesfaye is Salon's senior editor for news and politics, and resides in Washington, D.C. You can find her on Twitter at @SophiaTesfaye.

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