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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

A digital ad released by a fundraising arm of the Trump campaign on Sept. 11 calling on people to "support our troops" uses a stock photo of Russian-made fighter jets and weapons.



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Well, from Pres Trump's point of view...

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-09-15 10:14 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Even the troops, which are shown only in silhouette, are clearly carrying Russian-made AK-type weapons.


#2 | Posted by OCUser at 2020-09-15 12:49 PM | Reply

Perhaps the Trump campaign wants us to become comfortable with Russian troops on our soil?

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-09-15 01:39 PM | Reply

It must be funny to be a Trump-supporting Vietnam Vet and see him promoting enemy aircraft and weapons in his ads.

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-09-15 02:02 PM | Reply

I posted my entry at 09:58 AM this morning:


#5 | Posted by OCUser at 2020-09-15 03:13 PM | Reply

I can see it now.
"I'm taking a real beating from Biden. I'm starting to think I might not win. I have to come up with better ads." - Trump
"Here's some of mine that I never used. Consider them yours as long as you withdraw US troops from Germany." - Putin

#6 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2020-09-15 04:02 PM | Reply

Funny how many times mistakes like this have happened to -------

#7 | Posted by truthhurts at 2020-09-15 05:29 PM | Reply

Well, those are the troops he supports. He sure doesn't support OUR troops.

#8 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2020-09-15 05:49 PM | Reply

Russian troops are cheaper than American, so why not out source and save money? Think of the kickbacks in empty hotel room bookings.

#9 | Posted by bored at 2020-09-15 08:49 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Mr. President not promoting Russia. Is demoting America for not support of him.
Soon, Trabant to every driveway and Borsch for every bowl.

#10 | Posted by LesWit at 2020-09-15 09:09 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

LOL... I can see some little liberal ad designer, hired out of a temp agency... working for the campaign as an intern... earning peanuts... snickering quietly to her/him self.

#11 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2020-09-16 03:48 AM | Reply

Putin probably gave the campaign the photos to run...
(and is laughing over his Vodka back in Moscow)

#12 | Posted by earthmuse at 2020-09-16 05:32 AM | Reply

Soon, Trabant to every driveway and Borsch for every bowl.

#6 | POSTED BY LESWIT AT 2020-09-15 09:09 PM | FLAG: LMAO

Finally a replacement for my Yugo

#13 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2020-09-16 06:04 AM | Reply

Simple mistake since it's a stock photo but very ironic.

#14 | Posted by Pirate at 2020-09-16 08:38 AM | Reply

"I'm Vladimir Putin and I approved this ad."

#15 | Posted by danni at 2020-09-16 09:11 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

...with Trump, all roads lead to Putin.

#16 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2020-09-16 09:38 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Simple mistake since it's a stock photo but very ironic.

Normally I'd think that too, but how many times can someone make the same mistake before we start to wonder if it's intentional?

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#17 | Posted by JOE at 2020-09-16 12:59 PM | Reply

Simple mistake since it's a stock photo but very ironic.


-------... this is a perfect example of the clown brigade trying to get by on the cheap and hiring hacks.

I mean gee wiz... how hard is it to be specific when doing an image search for a specific ad theme? It's not hard at all... images of "fighter jets flying overhead"... versus "American fighter jets flying overhead"... because it's to be paired with images of "American soldiers"... in a positive way.

No one proofed the copy for consistency or content.

Slop... pure slop. No excuses.

#18 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2020-09-17 12:50 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I'm a little surprised Putin hasn't sent some tanks over and given Trump his military parade yet.

Maybe that part is coming in Act Two of this apparently five-act tragedy.

#19 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-09-17 12:53 AM | Reply

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