So all roads really do lead to Putin. 

Courtesy of Politico

A digital ad released by a fundraising arm of the Trump campaign on Sept. 11 calling on people to “support our troops” uses a stock photo of Russian-made fighter jets and Russian models dressed as soldiers.

The ad, which was made by the Trump Make America Great Again Committee, features silhouettes of three soldiers walking as a fighter jet flies over them. The ad first appeared on Sept. 8 and ran until Sept. 12.

“That’s definitely a MiG-29,” said Pierre Sprey, who helped design both the F-16 and A-10 planes for the U.S. Air Force. “I’m glad to see it’s supporting our troops.”

He noted the angle of the aircraft’s tail, the way the tail is swept far back, and the spacing of the engines, along with the tunnel between them.

Ruslan Pukhov, director of the Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies in Moscow, confirmed that the planes are Russian MiG-29s, and also said the soldier on the far right in the ad carries an AK-74 assault rifle.

So look this could just be a simple gaffe in using a stock photo that features the weaponry and models from a country that interfered in our elections and continues to be seen as a foreign adversary.

However, you have to admit that this is a little suspicious considering what we know about Trump’s relationship with Russia. 

At best we know that the Trump Campaign is filled with lazy idiots who do not do their research and could not be bothered to make sure that a campaign ad urging people to support American troops actually featured American troops. 

At worst this could be some subliminal message to Vladimir Putin about America’s future during a second Trump term in office.

Yeah, that second one is going to make it very hard for me to sleep tonight.