The montage of the US flag merged with Trump's face, banknotes and armed soldiers marching under the White House appeared on the mogul's Twitter account. But the illustrated soldiers apparently looked like Waffen SS fighters, Trump's followers noted.
"These guys are dressed as late (1944-45) WW2 Waffen-SS infantry. Nothing to debate here. Way to go, Trump!" John Schindler, a former national security affairs professor at the US Naval War College, tweeted on his microblog.
The Internet users claimed that the depicted troops are not only wearing the dot camouflage print associated with Nazis, but also have insignia on their sleeves resembling of the SS eagle. Critics lampooned Trump for inability to differentiate heroes and Nazis, who were responsible for murder of millions of people during World War II.
"A young intern created and posted the image and did not see the very faded figures within the flag of the stock photo," she told AFP in a statement.
Still it seems that scandals help Trump to top fellow presidential candidates from Republican Party. According to freshly released poll, he is in the lead with 17 percent, ahead of Jeb Bush by three percent.