The nightmare of Eisenhower finds realization in the political aspirations of Donald Trump. On Tuesday afternoon, the presidential hopeful made an unseemly Twitter gaffe when his campaign posted a picture of Nazis on the North Lawn of the White House.
Hash tagged “MakeAmericaGreatAgain,” the advertisement sports a Donald deep in thought. Unfortunately, Trump staffers gave little thought to the graphic of goose-stepping fascists. Users quickly spotted the SS squad and promptly launched their own Twitter blitzkrieg, mercilessly lambasting the candidate.
— John Schindler (@20committee) July 14, 2015
The Trump campaign quickly deleted the tweet.
A degree in European History wasn’t required to zero in on the travesty. Any American familiar with the global struggle that shaped the 20th century could spot the discrepancy. Civics books, war movies, and video games have all captured the iconic and contrasting helmet styles of American GI’s and the German Wehrmacht.
But don’t worry Donald. You can learn. Here’s how:
The Bad Guys
The Good Guys
Perhaps Mr. Trump should tell his digital-director, “you’re fired.” And hire any well-informed fifth grade boy off the street.