Republican presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpCheney says a lot of GOP lawmakers have privately encouraged her fight against Trump Republicans criticizing Afghan refugees face risks DeVos says 'principles have been overtaken by personalities' in GOP 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.
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 CruzFBI investigating alleged assault on Fort Bliss soldier at Afghan refugee camp The Memo: Biden's immigration problems reach crescendo in Del Rio Matthew McConaughey on potential political run: 'I'm measuring it' 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."