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Trump tweets image of Jeb and swastika

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Donald Trump re-tweeted a photo late Tuesday linking fellow GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush (R-Fla.) with the Nazis.

Trump posted a collage depicting the former Florida governor with a swastika flag. Bush is additionally shown dressed as a mariachi musician replete with a sombrero.

{mosads}“Adios Jeb, aka José,” the re-tweet said, alongside other memes attacking the former Florida governor and his policy stances.

The now-deleted image inspired outrage across social media. 

A Trump campaign spokesman said Wednesday that the outspoken billionaire had re-tweeted the post, “like hundreds of others,” without closely scrutinizing it first, according to NBC News

Bush’s campaign responded by arguing Trump would blame the incident on low-level campaign staff.

“T-minus 8 hours until another ‘young intern’ is fired,” tweeted Kristy Campbell, the Bush campaign’s national press secretary.

The post is the latest in an escalating series of barbs between Bush and Trump over illegal immigration.

Bush, whose wife is Mexican, has repeatedly argued that Trump’s rhetoric on the issue is offensive.

Trump has countered by implying Bush’s marriage makes him soft on border security and illegal immigration.

Critics have repeatedly targeted Trump’s harsh language towards illegal immigrants — particularly Hispanics — since he launched his campaign last June.

He entered the 2016 race earlier this summer with remarks some found derogatory towards illegal immigrants and Mexico.

“They’re sending people who have a lot of problems,” he said at New York City’s Trump Tower.

“They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists,” he added. “And some, I assume, are good people.”

Trump has also repeatedly struggled with reigning in his bombastic campaign presentation on social media.

He fired former adviser Sam Nunberg last August for making racially insensitive comments on Facebook.

Nunberg reportedly called President Obama a “Socialist Marxist Islamo Fascist Nazi Appeaser” in one post.

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