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Donald Trump Retweets, Deletes, Image Linking Jeb Bush To Nazis

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is known for tweeting outrageous insults against his political opponents, but apparently the GOP front-runner had second thoughts about his retweet on Nov. 3.

Trump retweeted, and soon deleted, a collage of anti-Jeb Bush images, which included anti-immigrant mockery and a Nazi swastika along with images of the former Florida governor, reports The Washington Post.

Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks told the newspaper via email: "This was retweeted by Mr. Trump like hundreds of others. He did not see the accompanying image and the retweet has since been deleted."

Bush spokeswoman Kristy Campbell tweeted on Nov. 3: "Trump tweets swastika as part of latest attack on Jeb. T-minus 8 hours until another 'young intern' is fired."

The Nazi symbol may have been in reference to Bush's grandfather Prescott Bush who worked for Brown Brothers Harriman, a company that served as a U.S. headquarters for Fritz Thyssen, a German businessman who helped finance Hitler in the 1930s, noted The Guardian in 2004.

The Guardian also noted that Prescott was the director of the Union Banking Corporation, which represented Thyssen's U.S. interests.

Sources: The Guardian, The Washington Post, Twitter (2) / Image credit: Twitter screenshot


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