Derp: Trump tweets photo from not D-Day to celebrate #DDay
GOP presumptive nominee Donald Trump is having a rough time with veterans lately. After lying about giving $1 million of his own money to his veterans charity event, protesting veterans showed up outside his campaign’s headquarters. Trump then tweeted that the veterans were ungrateful. On Monday, he botched another attempted outreach to veterans. June 6 marks the 72nd anniversary of D-Day, the day that the allied forces in World War II landed on the beach in Normandy.
Donald Trump commemorated the day by tweeting out a photo with “D-Day 1944″ at the top, saying, “Remembering the fallen heroes on #DDay – June 6, 1944.”
The problem is that the photo is actually from a 1943 training mission. As Mediaite cites, you can see a man in the foreground with his hands on his hips overlooking the scene. The actual invasion was bloody and violent, with bodies washing up on the beach. No one was just standing around.