Trump: Support Our (Russian) Troops

Last week, it was President Donald Trump’s nomination for something his campaign called the “Noble Prize?” This week, the president’s digital campaign advertising campaign gives the world another unintentional meme, this one positively dripping with irony:

The image used in this ad for Trump’s re-election campaign is available on Shutterstock:

And yes, diligent planespotters, as Politico reports:

“That’s definitely a MiG-29,” [Pols emphasis] 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.”

…Ruslan Pukhov, director of the Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies in Moscow, confirmed that the planes are Russian MiG-29s, and also said the soldier on the far right in the ad carries an AK-74 assault rifle.

Once again, it’s such a manifold hilarious mistake that it seems like sabotage–like somebody in the bowels of the Trump re-election campaign is deliberately sabotaging ads by making them hilarious in the worst possible way for Trump.

It’s funny, to paraphrase the old saying, because it might as well be true.

5 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Honorable Nasty Woman says:

    What is going on?  I am stopped with anti-spammer plug-in?

    • kwtree says:

      No worries, Honorable – This happens to all of us, sometimes multiple times per login. Pols has had various people create legit-sounding logins, only to post ridiculous comments, usually to sell something.

      Just fill out the stupid form and press “continue”. I’ve gotten into the habit of selecting and copying my comments before I submit them in case I can’t return to the same screen.

      I mostly use an iPad to comment these days; I can give you some tips on editing if you need them.

      • MichaelBowman says:


        Same here, Honorable.  It doesn't happen every day and there doesn't seem to be a rhyme or reason, but today was one of those days I had to make use of my abacus to comment. 

        • Honorable Nasty Woman says:

          Okay.  I feel better.  My original reply was disparaging the orange rind and Putin. 


          I have been around since the start in summer 2004 on here and SquareState, just not posting as much as I used running into anti-spam was a major surprise.  Perhaps I need to post more?

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