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Tom of Temecula

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Tue May 21, 2024, 09:00 AM May 21

Trump shares video suggesting his victory will bring 'unified Reich' [View all]

Former President Donald Trump's account shared a video on social media Monday that included reference to a "unified Reich" among possible developments if he were to win re-election in November, drawing criticism from the Biden campaign.

Trump's account posted a 30-second video to his Truth Social platform on Monday afternoon which asks "what happens after Donald Trump wins?" and "what's next for America?" The background is made up of hypothetical newspaper front pages with headlines including "BORDER IS CLOSED — 15 MILLION ILLEGAL ALIENS DEPORTED" and "ECONOMY BOOMS."

Twice in the clip, slightly blurred text appears beneath the headlines that reads: "Industrial strength significantly increased ... driven by the creation of a unified Reich." "Reich," meaning realm, kingdom or empire, is often considered to be a reference to the Third Reich regime of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler that emerged in 1930s Germany — and its inclusion in the video was condemned by Democrats.

"America, stop scrolling and pay attention. 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,'" James Singer, spokesman for President Joe Biden's re-election campaign, said in a statement Monday night. "Parroting 'Mein Kampf' while you warn of a bloodbath if you lose is the type of unhinged behavior you get from a guy who knows that democracy continues to reject his extreme vision of chaos, division, and violence," Singer said.


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