Trump accidentally uses Nazi re-enactors in campaign image.

Trump accidentally uses Nazi re-enactors in campaign image.
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I never thought I'd give Donald Trump the benefit of the doubt, so he really better not blow it on this one.

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#AmericaWasGreatestWhenNazisMarchedOnTheSouthLawn! #Wait. #WTF? #Nevermind. (via Mother Jones)

Usually, when Donald Trump steps in political doggy doo-doo by saying or doing something offensive, his response is to double down, build a doggy doo-doo fort, and hang a "No Illegals Allowed In The Doo-Doo Fort" sign on it. But today, his campaign actually deleted a tweet and issued an explanation for the screw-up. That's right, there is a limit to Trump's awfulness: Nazis. Obviously, this is just a screw-up, but hey...it's a pretty big screw-up.

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Had trouble embedding this one for some reason. Our software doesn't like Nazis.
(via @charles_gaba)

We can now at least say that the Trump campaign recognizes the limited appeal of people dressed in Nazi SS uniforms (one would assume even lesser, non-SS Nazis would prompt a retraction, but since the only other thing we've ever seen Trump try to walk back was a direct insult at Jeb Bush's wife, we can't be certain).

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And here's the actual stock photo (with Nazi re-enactors) from iStockPhoto, with an amazing .gif from Mother Jones clinching the deal.

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Achtung: Leaders in image may be even stupider than they appear.
(via Mother Jones)

So, how did Trump talk his way out of this one? Like any good business executive who built the empire he inherited from his dad from the 50th floor up, he threw an intern under the bus.

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Just a minor hiccup. Gesundheit. If you'd like something to take your mind off how stupid and awful Trump's America might be, may I recommend looking at cat owners who took their pets' excess fur and used it to start a meme called #TrumpYour Cat?

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