untitled design

Trump deletes video referring to the Nazi regime after negative repercussions

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump deleted a video posted to his Truth Social account that included reference to a “unified Reich” after US President Joe Biden's campaign and others criticized his use of the term often associated with the regime. Nazi.

Posted on Monday afternoon (20), the 30-second video was no longer available on the platform this Tuesday (21). A person familiar with the matter confirmed that the post had been removed from the site.

The video portrayed a positive outlook for the country should the former president defeat Biden in the November election, featuring hypothetical newspaper headlines about a booming economy and a crackdown on immigration at the US southern border.

At two points in the video, the text below a headline says: “Industrial strength has increased significantly… driven by the creation of a unified Reich.” The text is a little blurry, which makes it difficult to understand at first glance.

Trump has made a series of inflammatory comments during the campaign, calling his political opponents “vermin” and saying that immigrants who have entered the US illegally are “poisoning the blood of our country.” The statements have drawn heavy criticism from Democrats and some historians who say they echo Nazi rhetoric.

Karoline Leavitt, a spokeswoman for the Trump campaign, said in a statement Monday that the video was created by someone outside the campaign and shared by a staffer who did not notice the use of the word “Reich” before posting.

She said Trump, who faces a criminal trial in New York over a secret payment to a porn star, was in court at the time of publication. He did not respond to a journalist's question about the video when he addressed the court on Tuesday.

Biden's campaign criticized the use of the word often associated with Nazi Germany's Third Reich under Adolf Hitler.

“America, stop scrolling and pay attention. Donald Trump is not kidding; he is telling the United States exactly what he intends to do if he regains power: rule as a dictator over a 'unified Reich,'” said Biden campaign spokesman James Singer.

Singer also accused Trump of “parroting” “Mein Kampf,” Hitler’s manifesto, although the video’s text appears to have been copied from a Wikipedia page on World War I and refers, in part, to events long before the Second World War. Hitler's government.

“German industrial strength and production increased significantly after 1871, driven by the creation of a unified Reich,” the Wikipedia page says.

Source: CNN Brasil

You may also like

Get the latest

Stay Informed: Get the Latest Updates and Insights


Most popular