Trump team scrambles to explain why candidate shared video with ‘unified Reich’ headline

The campaign to elect former President Donald Trump is scrambling trying to explain why Trump shared a video with the phrase “unified Reich,” which refers to Nazi Germany.

During the video, a narrator described “what happens after Donald Trump wins,” and the screen flashed to a newspaper headline reading, “Industrial strength significantly increased … driven by the creation of a unified Reich.” The term “reich” refers to an empire, but the word was also used by Adolf Hitler’s “Third Reich,” another name for his Nazi regime.

— Donald J. Trump Posts From His Truth Social (@TrumpDailyPosts) May 20, 2024

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
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