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Statements in the Trump video are interpreted as a Nazi reference

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In a video posted on Donald Trump’s own messaging service, he promises to make the United States a “unified reich” – a united kingdom. The use of language evokes associations with Nazi Germany. Photo: AP / NTB

Of NTB | 21.05.2024 15:11:15

Policy: – What’s next for America, reads the title of the video Trump shared.

– The industrial strength will increase significantly, driven by the establishment of a “unified reich”, it says further.

The statement arouses reactions and several media and commentators believe that the phrase “unified reich” – a united kingdom – evokes associations with the language used in Nazi Germany.

In the video, Trump promises economic growth, tax relief, tighter border controls and the deportation of undocumented immigrants if he wins the presidential election in November.

Trump’s campaign staff, however, distance themselves from the video and emphasize that they were not the ones who posted it.

– This was not an election campaign video, it was made by a random account and shared by an employee who obviously did not see this word. It happened while the president was sitting in court, says the Trump campaign’s press secretary Karoline Leavitt in a comment.

A spokesperson for President Joe Biden’s election campaign staff claims the message in the video is taken from Adolf Hitler’s book “Mein Kampf”.

– America must stop scrolling and follow along. Donald Trump is not playing, he says exactly what he intends to do if he regains power; to rule as a dictator in a “unified reich,” says a statement from Biden staff spokesman James Singer.

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