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Donald Trump Uses 1943 Photo To Commemorate D-Day Invasion Of 1944

Oh, FFS.

Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump took to Twitter on Monday to commemorate those who gave their lives in the Allied invasion of continental Europe, which began on June 6, 1944.

What could go wrong?

Plenty, it turns out. In commemorating D-Day with a photo labeled "#DDay - June 6, 1944," Trump instead used a photo from a training exercise in 1943.

The photo he used is a Keystone image, and Trump -- or one of the best and brightest he has surrounded himself with -- apparently overlooked its caption in the Getty archives. 

Getty's archives are not always precise when it comes to captions, which can lead to these kinds of errors. But the photo itself should have given it away: The troops taking the beach seem to be encountering zero resistance, and one person is even standing casually with his hands on his hips.

1943: Troops coming ashore during training exercises for the Allied D-Day invasion. 
1943: Troops coming ashore during training exercises for the Allied D-Day invasion. 

Trump, of course, ducked serving in the Vietnam War. His war experience consists of being shipped off to a military boarding school as a bratty teen, from which he emerged a bratty late-teen.

The real estate mogul tends to eschew policy specifics when pressed on his agenda, arguing that he will hire the greatest people available and manage them with brilliance. Trump apparently has not put that strategy in place for his campaign -- which, as MSNBC reported Monday, does not functionally exist. And to the extent it does, it has committed one unforced error after another. 

At least he didn't use a photo of Nazis this time.

Editor's note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liarrampant xenophoberacistmisogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims -- 1.6 billion members of an entire religion -- from entering the U.S.

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