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Donald Trump Forced To Delete 'Unified Reich' Post After Massive Backlash Over 'Un-American' Video

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By Favour Adegoke on May 22, 2024 at 9:15 AM EDT

Donald Trump has bowed to the pressure of social media following backlash for a post that drew Nazi comparisons.

The said post had a "Unified Reich" phrase, which made many think that the former president was using Nazi talking points as part of his campaign.

According to reports, the post has been deleted from Trump's page on his Truth Social platform, although the billionaire mogul has yet to address the issue personally.

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Amid Trump's hush money trial, he garnered negative attention when he posted a video on his Truth Social that seemingly had a Nazi-centered narrative.

However, within hours of being dragged and criticized on social media, the 30-second clip was removed from Trump's page.

The video in question had several shocking headlines from mocked-up newspapers predicting a future of Trump winning the upcoming presidential elections later this year. One stood out for its remark, which read, "Industrial strength significantly increased, driven by the creation of a unified Reich."

Social media users were quick to point out that the "United Reich" phrase mirrored Hitler's Nazi Germany and should not be associated with a presidential candidate.

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While Trump has yet to comment on the issue personally, his campaign secretary, Karoline Leavitt, claimed that the video was "not a campaign video," contrary to what many online have claimed it to be.

"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," Leavitt said in a statement to AP News.

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Donald Trump Was Dragged Online Over The 'Disgusting' Video

Among those who criticized Trump was President Joe Biden's campaign team. They warned that Trump's statements evoke echoes of Nazi Germany and hint at a concerning trajectory for a potential second term.

The team posted on X (formerly Twitter), "Trump posts a new ad foreshadowing a second Trump term that says he will create a 'UNIFIED REICH,' echoing Nazi Germany."

Another X user wrote, "This sickens me to my core. This is one bit of history that should never be repeated, yet here we are."

A second person noted, "Trump's continued use of Nazi rhetoric is un-American and despicable. Yet too many Americans are brushing off the glaring red flags about what could happen if he returns to the White House. When someone shows you who they are, believe them."

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Joe Biden Says It Is 'Not The Language Of An American President'

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Biden also reiterated his campaign team's stance during two fundraisers in Boston on Tuesday.

"That's not the language of an American president. That's not the language of any American. It's the language of Hitler's Germany," the U.S. president told his listeners, referencing the "Unified Reich" remark, per Yahoo.

He also slammed the excuse from Trump's campaign secretary, describing it as "lame" while suggesting that the post indeed came from Trump himself.

Biden added, "He's got some lame excuse that a staffer did it. But we already know Trump personally controls his social media account because he's bragged so much about his control."

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Before the start of Trump's hush money trial, speculation swirled about whether the former president would take to the stand to defend himself.

Trump stands accused of making and covering up illegal payments to former adult film star Stormy Daniels to keep quiet about their affair.

This led to 34 counts of falsifying being brought against him as prosecutors claimed Trump's action sought to undermine the integrity of the 2016 election and suppress negative information.

The billionaire mogul later hinted that he had the intention of testifying and had repeatedly claimed that he was not guilty of the accusations.

However, after jurors heard testimony from individuals such as Daniels, his former lawyer Michael Cohen, and David Pecker, Trump decided against testifying in his criminal trial, swiftly wrapping up his defense. This has cleared the path for jurors to commence deliberations next week ahead of an eventual verdict.

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Despite the possibility of Trump facing a jail term if he is convicted after the hush money trial is concluded, the former president has continued to forge ahead with his reelection bid.

Recently, his team announced in a campaign statement that they were now open to accepting donations via crypto, making Trump the first major party presidential candidate to initiate such a move.

The campaign framed the decision as a way to build what they call a "crypto army" to seemingly position itself as being friendly to the sector, despite Trump once saying that he was not a fan of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

According to reports, any cryptocurrency accepted through the Coinbase commerce product can be donated to the campaign. This includes Bitcoin, Ether, and U.S. Dollar Coins.

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