Just when you thought Donald Trump couldn’t dig himself into a deeper who, he starts digging again.
Trump took to Twitter on Thursday, as he often does, to praise the U.S. Secret Service (USSS). But instead, Trump appeared to use a different abbreviation: “SS.”
Now, he is being slammed for it on social media, as SS is typically used to describe Adolf Hitler’s notorious Schutzstaffel of Nazi Germany.
In German, Schutzstaffel means “protection squadron.” And in Nazi Germany during the 1930s, Hitler’s paramilitary SS were known for being incredibly vicious.
Trump’s tweet read as follows:
“Our great National Guard Troops who took care of the area around the White House could hardly believe how easy it was. ‘A walk in the park’, one said. The protesters, agitators, anarchists (ANTIFA), and others, were handled VERY easily by the Guard, D.C. Police, & S.S. GREAT JOB!”
Our great National Guard Troops who took care of the area around the White House could hardly believe how easy it was. “A walk in the park”, one said. The protesters, agitators, anarchists (ANTIFA), and others, were handled VERY easily by the Guard, D.C. Police, & S.S. GREAT JOB!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 11, 2020
Now, either Trump is too stupid to realize what SS stood for, or he’s actually praising a vicious Nazi group.
Regardless, people on Twitter still decided to call him out. Here are some of the best responses:
The S.S. was Nazi’s Germany’s most evil organization responsible for murdering more than 6 million Jews. I have no idea why Trump would even tweet about American protestors being easily handled by his S.S. Trump did tear gas his own people for a photo op but this is too much.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) June 11, 2020
Hiding in a bunker?
Using the military against his own civilians?
Something oddly familiar about this?
— Alex Cole (@acnewsitics) June 11, 2020
"SS" –?? REALLY??!!
The Schutzstaffel was a major paramilitary organization under Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party in Nazi Germany, and later throughout German-occupied Europe during World War II. It began with a small guard unit known as the Saal-Schutz — or "SS"
— Cheri Jacobus (@CheriJacobus) June 11, 2020
maybe a good time to spell out "secret service". just sayin
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) June 11, 2020
USSS = Secret Service
SS = Schutzstaffel
We see what you did there. pic.twitter.com/bGH3VuCQCB
— Diana Shelton (@Pulpbomb) June 11, 2020
Did he just call the Secret Service the SS?
— Sabrina Gledhill, PhD 😷#FBPE #BlackLivesMatter (@brinka24) June 11, 2020
Resign and go fuck yourself fucking you Nazi #ThursdayThoughts
— David Leavitt (@David_Leavitt) June 11, 2020