A Republican Representative from Georgia, Drew Ferguson, wanted to commemorate the 74th anniversary of D-Day with some inspiring words and a photo of our brave lads in action. Unfortunately, Ferguson wasn’t as thorough in his editing as he should have been because the black-and-white photo he chose to accompany his tweet was actually a pic of Nazi troops. Oops!
The soldiers in the photo are wearing helmets with Nazi decals on them, and in the background was a tank featuring a Nazi military symbol, the Iron Cross. Ferguson, of course, deleted the post once the gaffe was commented on, and his spokesperson made a statement saying the image was chosen by an intern.
Although the Ferguson crew was quick to delete the original tweet and replace it with a photo of actual American soldiers, Twitter doesn’t forget. Retweeted screenshots popped up taking some funny jabs at the mistake:
“That awkward moment when you’re an incumbent Republican Congresscritter, running for re-election, and tweet out a picture of Hitler’s troops to honor #DDay,” tweeted T. Greg Doucette, a defense attorney and podcast host.
Watch a video about the tweet in the video above, published by the TIME YouTube channel on Jun 6, 2018.