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Tue Sep 15, 2020, 07:22 AM

Trump used Russian jets in his ads last week

Last edited Tue Sep 15, 2020, 07:56 AM - Edit history (2)

In Trump campaign ads that ran last week, there are images of troops with jets flying over them. The problem is that the jets were Russian Migs.

This isn't the first time his ad people have screwed up. In 2015, he ran ads which showed his face over an American flag with various images on the flag. One image was that of troops. The problem that time, however is that they were Nazi troops.

You've gotta' wonder if these were mistakes or intentional. (See link.)

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-russian-jets-ad_n_5f603fd0c5b6e27db131e1cd?ncid=%20edlinkusaolp00000029

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Reply Trump used Russian jets in his ads last week (Original post)
Cyrano Sep 15 OP
soothsayer Sep 15 #1
C_U_L8R Sep 15 #2
Liberal In Texas Sep 15 #3
Cyrano Sep 15 #5
JHB Sep 15 #4
malaise Sep 15 #6
JHB Sep 15 #7
malaise Sep 15 #8

Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 07:29 AM

1. I think some of the ads mean his pals in Ukraine and Russia are producing them

Even his campaign ads arenít made in America!

What a hypocrite.

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 07:32 AM

2. It's a feature, not an accident

Behold your new overlords.

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 07:34 AM

3. They had TV in 1915?

I'm sure hope he hasn't been around since 1915 as well!

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Response to Liberal In Texas (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 07:57 AM

5. My bad. Fixed.

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 07:40 AM

4. I won't rule out intentional, but lazy and incompetent is a better bet

His people are used to just using stock photos and very much not used to checking things.

Need a cool photo of troops, or a ship, or planes? Run a search on ShutterStock and use the first thing that comes up that works for what you're doing. Pay any attention to what the photo actually shows? Nope.

Not that winks to the dictator Cool Kids he wants to be part of would be off-brand for Trump, but what's even more on-brand is flashy image through low-quality execution. So, it's a toss-up, leaning "incompetent."

But I must say, after years and years of conservatives berating Democrats and liberals for lack of familiarity with military equipment, terminology, and customs, it's kinda satisfying to turn that back in their faces.

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Response to JHB (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 08:03 AM

6. And cheap

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Response to malaise (Reply #6)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 08:25 AM

7. Well, for the people actually doing the work...

I'm sure the campaign paid out large sums to Trump-connected middlemen or entities.

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Response to JHB (Reply #7)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 08:32 AM

8. They are all grifters

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