Veterans

Our veterans are being treated worse than illegal immigrants. If Trump becomes president, that will end immediately. Our veterans will be proud and respected again.

Posted by Donald J. Trump on Friday, January 22, 2016

Republican presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpRed states find there’s no free pass on Medicaid changes from Trump Trump meets with Moon in crucial moment for Korea summit The Memo: Trump flirts with constitutional crisis MORE has altered a campaign ad that was posted Friday morning after it was discovered that a shot in the film featured Russian veterans instead of Americans.

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The ad was intended to promote veterans' issues. The original video shows Trump speaking while sitting at a desk before cutting away to the shot of the Russian veterans.

“Our great veterans are being treated terribly,” Trump says while seated at a desk.

“The corruption in the Veteran’s administration, the incompetence is beyond. We will stop that. Illegal immigrants are treated better, in many cases, than our veterans. That's not happening if Trump becomes president. Believe me, our veterans will be proud again," he adds.

Josh Perry, a campaign aide for GOP presidential candidate Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzSenators near deal on sexual harassment policy change Senate GOP urges Trump administration to work closely with Congress on NAFTA Five Republican run-offs to watch in Texas MORE, tweeted out images of the soldiers' medals that clearly show prominent Russian symbols like the Communist hammer and sickle.

Since it was first posted, the video has been changed to replace the picture with one of the business mogul greeting a man with prosthetic arms who appears to be a veteran.

The Trump campaign made a similar gaffe in its first television ad focusing on immigration that showed images of Morocco while warning against immigrants coming through "our southern border."