Donald Trump pulls veterans ad after using footage of Russian soldiers

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Donald Trump quickly pulled a new veteran-focused campaign spot after commenters pointed out that the footage included Russian veterans, not American.

"Our great veterans are being treated terribly," Trump says in the commercial. "The corruption in the Veteran's administration, the incompetence is beyond. We will stop that."

The ad then cuts from Trump sitting at his desk to footage of faceless decorated veterans ... who happen to be Russian.

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 31: Former U.S. Vice presidential candidate and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin (R), and Donald Trump walk towards a limo after leaving Trump Tower, at 56th Street and 5th Avenue, on May 31, 2011 in New York City. Palin and Trump met for a dinner meeting in the city. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 31: Former U.S. Vice presidential candidate and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin (R), and Donald Trump walk towards a limo after leaving Trump Tower, at 56th Street and 5th Avenue, on May 31, 2011 in New York City. Palin and Trump met for a dinner meeting in the city. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 31: Former U.S. Vice presidential candidate and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin (C), shakes hands with a supporter while Donald Trump (L), waits after leaving Trump Tower, at 56th Street and 5th Avenue, on May 31, 2011 in New York City. Palin and Trump met for a dinner meeting in the city. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 31: Former U.S. Vice presidential candidate and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin (R), shakes hands with a supporter while Donald Trump (L), waits after leaving Trump Tower, at 56th Street and 5th Avenue, on May 31, 2011 in New York City. Palin and Trump met for a dinner meeting in the city. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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Donald Trump makes a point as he walks with former governor of Alaska Sarah Palin in New York City as they make their way to a scheduled meeting Tuesday, May 31, 2011. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
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The stock footage of Russian soldiers (see above) has since been changed to a still picture of Trump touching the face of what appears to be an American veteran with a prosthetic arm.

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This isn't the first time the GOP frontrunner has made this snafu. In July, Trump's campaign produced a promotional image showing soldiers wearing German World War II uniforms instead of American ones.

And earlier this year, Trump's debut TV spot about Mexican illegal immigration came fire after it was discovered the footage featured immigrants crossing into Morocco, not Mexico.

Watch the original ad below.



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