Trump’s reputation takes a hit after massive mistake by his campaign while he ‘was on a lunch break in New York’

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The April meeting in Florida between Trump and top oil and gas executives remains a hot topic nationwide, potentially placing Trump in an unavoidable situation. As we already reported, Trump allegedly asked “big oil” companies to support his campaign with $1 billion. In return, the former president is suspected of promising to reverse dozens of the Biden administration’s environmental policies on his first day in office, hoping to win the November general election. Despite much information still missing from the “puzzle,” House Democrats rushed to launch an investigation into the alleged meeting, while voters strongly oppose Trump’s money-for-law requests.

Getting back on track

Meanwhile, Trump hopes to return to the campaign trail uninterrupted very soon. The outcome of the New York hush-money trial is expected in the coming days, while Trump and his legal team hope that the trials in all three remaining cases against the former president won’t start until November. If he is acquitted of the charges in the hush-money case, Trump’s chances could skyrocket, taking into account the fact that he has a slight lead over Biden less than six months until the general election, and most importantly, he has widened the gap in the key battleground states that are expected to decide the winner in the race.

The massive mistake

Last week, former President Donald Trump’s campaign faced heavy criticism online for a mistake described as “rookie” by many. This occurred when Trump’s team posted a video on social media that contained the phrase “unified Reich.” The video included a narrator talking about “what happens after Donald Trump wins,” and it showed a headline stating, “Industrial strength significantly increased … driven by the creation of a unified Reich.” The word “Reich” generally means empire, but it is infamously associated with Adolf Hitler’s regime, often referred to as the “Third Reich,” a term linked to Na*i Germany. The campaign later tried to manage the fallout from this incident.

The Trump campaign said one of its staffers posted the video to Truth Social without seeing the phrase.

“This was not a campaign video, it was created by a random account online and reposted by a staffer who clearly did not see the word, while the President was in court,” Karoline Leavitt, a campaign spokeswoman, said in a statement, as reported by the AP.

Last Monday, the 30-second video was posted on former President Donald Trump’s Truth Social account during his lunch break from the New York hush money trial, him campaign explained. Trump, who is the likely Republican nominee for president, is constantly criticizing President Joe Biden for being lenient on antisemitism. However, Trump has also been repeatedly criticized for his use of language and imagery reminiscent of Na*i Germany.

The controversial video was shared on his account but was removed by Tuesday morning.

Immediate response from Camp Biden

The Biden campaign commented that several headlines in the video were reminiscent of Na*i Germany.

“Donald Trump is not playing games; he is telling America exactly what he intends to do if he regains power: rule as a dictator over a ‘unified reich,'” Biden spokesman James Singer said.

Another headline in the video implied that Trump would oppose “globalists,” a term often used by the far Right and commonly associated with antisemitism. Over the past few months, Trump has been attempting to attract the Jewish American vote, although some of his remarks have been criticized as antisemitic.

“Any Jewish person that votes for Democrats hates their religion,” Trump said. “They hate everything about Israel, and they should be ashamed of themselves because Israel will be destroyed.”

“That escalation of rhetoric is so dangerous, so divisive, and so wrong,” said Rabbi Richard Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism, the largest U.S. Jewish religious denomination. “This is a moment when Israel needs there to be more bipartisan support.”

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