Headline RoundupMay 21st, 2024

Trump Campaign Shares, Deletes Video Referencing ‘Unified Reich’ If Reelected

Summary from the AllSides News Team

A video referencing a “unified Reich” as a potential outcome of a Donald Trump victory in November was uploaded, then subsequently removed, from Trump’s Truth Social account. 

The Details: The video, shared on Monday afternoon, included fictitious newspaper headlines envisioning a Trump win, one of which mentioned a “unified Reich,” a German term often associated with Adolf Hitler's Nazi regime. The video was removed on Tuesday after receiving significant backlash.

Key Quotes: A Trump campaign spokesperson stated, “This was not a campaign video, it was created by a random account online and reposted by a staffer who clearly did not see the word, while the President was in court.” A Biden campaign spokesperson stated, “Donald Trump is not playing games; he is telling America exactly what he intends to do if he regains power: rule as a dictator over a ‘unified reich.’”

How the Media Covered It: The Hill (Center bias) noted prior Trump controversies, stating that Trump was “widely rebuked for saying immigrants entering the U.S. illegally are ‘poisoning the blood of our country’ and for calling his opponents ‘vermin,’ language that echoed Hitler.” The Washington Examiner (Lean Right bias) reported, “In recent months, Trump has tried to court the Jewish American vote, but some of his statements have been condemned as antisemitic.” CNN (Lean Left bias) stated that Trump has “previously played into antisemitic tropes, drawing broad condemnation for lashing out at Jewish Americans he says don’t support him and Israel enough.” This summary was developed with the help of AllSides' AI technology.

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