Donald Trump has continued to top the Republican pool of presidential candidates for the second week – despite tweeting a photograph of Nazi Waffen-SS soldiers in front of the White House.
The Republican presidential hopeful blamed an “intern” after his official account tweeted a picture of Mr Trump superimposed on the US flag with the White House and World War Two soldiers in the foreground.
Just one problem: the soldiers pictured were Nazi Germany’s Waffen-SS infantry.
The image was hastily taken down. A campaign spokesperson explained an intern “did not see the very faded figures within the flag of the stock photo”.
John Schindler, a former national security affairs professor at the US Naval War College, spotted the mistake and immediately posted on Twitter.
Meanwhile, a Suffolk University/USA Today poll found that Mr Trump led the very crowded field of Republican candidates with 17 per cent of Republicans and independent’s supporting his candidacy – above that of Jeb Bush, the brother and son of former presidents.
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