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Donald Trump’s campaign has done it again.

On Tuesday, The Donald’s Twitter account featured a patriotic image of Trump’s face in an American flag, along with images of money, the White House — and some interesting soldiers.

The problem: As many folks online all noticed, those soldiers’ helmets had a distinctly recognizable square shape to them — they were, in fact, Nazi soldiers from World War II.

Screen grab via Mother Jones

Furthermore, the spotted pattern of the camouflage uniforms, and the eagle-shaped insignias on their shoulders, demonstrate that these soldiers would’ve been from the infamous elite Waffen-SS units, which were heavily involved in some of the worst of the Nazis’ many wartime atrocities.

However, some further Internet sleuthing has determined that these “soldiers” likely aren’t real Nazis — they’re simply costumed re-enactors.

The tweet was soon deleted, and CNN reports that the Trump organization is blaming an intern for the mistake.

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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