Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Trump Campaign Uses Russian Fighter Jets To Show Support For The Troops


Politico: Trump ad asks people to support the troops. But it uses a picture of Russian jets.

The Trump Make America Great Again Committee is run by both the Republican National Committee and the campaign.

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.

The ad, which was made by the Trump Make America Great Again Committee, features silhouettes of three soldiers walking as a fighter jet flies over them. The ad first appeared on Sept. 8 and ran until Sept. 12.

“That’s definitely a MiG-29,” said Pierre Sprey, who helped design both the F-16 and A-10 planes for the U.S. Air Force. “I’m glad to see it’s supporting our troops.”

He noted the angle of the aircraft’s tail, the way the tail is swept far back, and the spacing of the engines, along with the tunnel between them.

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WNU Editor: This is what I call an oooopppss moment.I cannot tell if the soldier is holding an AK-47. But the jet that the ad is using is definitely a Russian Mig-29 (see below).

4 comments:

RussInSoCal said...

Yep. Ouch. Similar thing happened in July, 2019 when he stood in front of a doctored presidential seal depicting cash and golf clubs in the grasp of the eagle's talons. IIRC a Turning Point USA confab.

The kids who construct these ads REALLY need to learn the difference in the mil hardware.

/and the soldier on the right looks to be carrying an AK.

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Hans Persson said...

Yep, they are holding AK's..

Anonymous said...


Products of America's educational system. I'm thankful the troops aren't dressed in leotards with lbgtq colors.