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Trump's About-Face: Campaign Uses Photo Of Soviet Soldiers In Ad About U.S. Veterans

The video shows Soviet Red Army veterans wearing their medals.
The video shows Soviet Red Army veterans wearing their medals.
By RFE/RL

The front-runner for the Republican Party's nomination for the 2016 U.S. presidential election has issued a campaign advertisement on assisting U.S. veterans that uses a photograph of Soviet World War II veterans.

Real-estate mogul Donald Trump published the video on his Facebook page on January 22, but it has since been removed.

It has been picked up and republished by Russian media.

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In the ad, Trump says "our great veterans are being treated terribly." As he promises to "take care of our veterans…[and] wounded warriors," the video shows Soviet Red Army veterans wearing their medals and St. George victory ribbons while holding invitations to a commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in World War II.

His campaign later reissued the video on its YouTube channel with a different video edited in.

Last July, Trump's campaign posted on Twitter a photo of Trump with the slogan: "We need real leadership." That montage included in the lower-right corner a stock photograph of historical reenactors dressed in World War II-era German uniforms.

The campaign deleted that tweet and blamed the incident on "a young intern."

With reporting by The Guardian and Gazeta.ru
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by: Michael
January 23, 2016 12:38
Seems Trump has a mole working in his campaign

by: Leon
January 23, 2016 20:22
This guy will bring America down. We need sanders or clinton in power not a comedian trump
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by: Joe from: Kherson, Ukraine
January 24, 2016 18:07
We certainly don't need Trump. But neither do we need a seasoned liar (Clinton) or a demagogic fool (Sanders).
I weep for our country.

by: Joseph
January 24, 2016 10:31
Where's the: crime,harm.or foul!!! Mr.Trump for president

by: James from: USA
January 24, 2016 15:36
Some people here even dare to support the candidacy of some criminal elements, such as Hillary Clinton. If you missed it, Hillary Clinton personally oversaw US arms deals to her "Clinton Foundation" donors. In 2011, the State Department cleared an enormous arms deal: Led by Boeing, a consortium of American defense contractors would deliver $29 billion worth of advanced fighter jets to Saudi Arabia, despite concerns over the kingdom's troublesome human rights record.

In the years before Hillary Clinton became secretary of state, Saudi Arabia had contributed $10 million to the Clinton Foundation, and just two months before the jet deal was finalized, Boeing donated $900,000 to the Clinton Foundation, according to an International Business Times investigation released Tuesday.

The Saudi transaction is just one example of nations and companies that had donated to the Clinton Foundation seeing an increase in arms deals while Hillary Clinton oversaw the State Department.

IBT found that between October 2010 and September 2012, State approved $165 billion in commercial arms sales to 20 nations that had donated to the foundation, plus another $151 billion worth of Pentagon-brokered arms deals to 16 of those countries - a 143 percent increase over the same time frame under the Bush Administration. The sales boosted the military power of authoritarian regimes such as Qatar, Algeria, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, and Oman, which, like Saudi Arabia, had been criticized by the department for human rights abuses...

So now this first class international criminal may soon become president of our country. And then what can we expect from her???

by: Rick N from: New Jersey, US
January 24, 2016 15:41
In the US of A, An Interesting theory and seems to fit but it's hard to believe we fall for this.

In a 1966 article in Nation, Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, sociology professors at Columbia University, wrote that capitalism should be collapsed by overloading the government with financial demands that could not be met.

They outlined a plan to socialize America by overwhelming the system with government spending and entitlement demands. Add up the clues below. Taken individually they're alarming. Taken as a whole, it is a brilliant, Machiavellian game plan to turn the United States into a socialist/Marxist state with a permanent majority that desperately needs government for survival ... and can be counted on to always vote for bigger government. Why not? They have no responsibility to pay for it.

The liberal media, of course, has never mentioned this strategy, which effectively expands the nanny state in America

Google:: cloward–piven strategy

Of course, Obama graduated from Columbia University in 1983 and was educated by supporters of the Cloward-Piven plan, such as Bill Ayers, Saul Alinsky, George Soros and others.

by: Michael from: Germany
January 24, 2016 15:48
Entire Europe now understands that the US elites attempting to destroy Europe by triggering a flood of immigrants and refugees. A side effect of the American neocon strategy of up-ending the Middle East is to flood Europe, and in particular, Germany, the continent’s dominant power, with non-Christian immigrants.

This is deliberate, and that Merkel and Obama are neocon patsies, leading Europe to destruction, and that Russia is one of the few countries whose leadership understands what is happening, and is fighting back. A few years ago, views like these would be considered on the fringe. Today they are going mainstream.

From the United States to Europe, the Western elite are allowing a massive influx of foreigners to enter their lands, radically transforming the face of Western societies in a bid to divide, conquer and expand their military and financial rule across an unsuspecting planet.

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