Eric Trump posted a furious tweet Friday slamming Reuters for running a photo of the president that the second son apparently thought was chosen because it evoked a Nazi salute.
The photo shows President Donald Trump waving a greeting with his familiar straight-arm gesture as he arrived in upstate New York last week, according to the caption. The photo accompanied a story on the cancellation of Trump’s planned military parade this year because costs are too high.
Eric Trump slammed the “hatefulness” and “disgusting antics” of the “MSM” — mainstream media — for using a photo that he said exposes media “propaganda.” He offered no other specifics.
His tweet became especially confounding because Reuters later removed the photo and used another showing the president observing an Army exercise involving helicopters. Reuters told Huffpost that the original photo was swapped out with a video when the story was updated, but had no comment about Eric Trump’s objections.
Most responses on Twitter expressed confusion and became even foggier after the photo accompanying the tweet changed. Some saw what Eric spotted in the image.
“Hi, Jeffrey. The great Jeffrey Lord,” Trump called out at a speech in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, that Lord apparently attended. “He was on fake news CNN for a long time. He was one of my few sources of truth. Thank you, Jeffrey, for being here. That’s a great honor.”
Lord, a Trump supporter, claimed his tweet was mocking fascists.
This story was updated with a response from Reuters.