Trump Shares Video Touting a “Unified Reich” During Court Lunch Break

Defendant Donald Trump reposted a 30-second video to his Truth Social account on Monday, foreboding what’s next for America if he wins the election.

The campaign explained that the video was “reposted by a staffer” while he was in court on Monday, but the time stamp shows the posting occurred toward the end of a lunch break Monday in the Manhattan criminal trial. The video was still up early on Tuesday morning.

“This was not a campaign video, it was created by a random account online and reposted by a staffer who clearly did not see the word, while the President was in court,” Karoline Leavitt, a campaign spokesperson, said in a statement to media. “The real extremist is Joe Biden.”

The video appears to feature parts of a sentence referring to a “unified Reich” three times alongside text saying Trump “puts America first” or “Law & order restored.” One such reference said:“German industrial strength and production had significantly increased after 1871, driven by the creation of a unified Reich.”  The Associated Press reported the line was lifted verbatim from a Wikipedia entry on World War I.

Other fictional headlines include “It’s a landslide” and “Economy booms,” envisioning that the “border is closed” and 15 million migrants deported during a second Trump term.

The Biden campaign responded, saying, “Donald Trump is not playing games; he is telling America exactly what he intends to do if he regains power: rule as a dictator over a ‘unified reich.'”

Biden campaign spokesperson James Singer added,  “Parroting ‘Mein Kampf’ while you warn of a bloodbath if you lose is the type of unhinged behavior you get from a guy who knows that democracy continues to reject his extreme vision of chaos, division, and violence.”

WaPo, Axios, NBC