US Democratic convention used Russian battleship photos to honour American military

Oops, just when you thought American Democrats couldn’t be any more careless or unthinking, surprise! As retired Admiral John Nathman, a former commander of Fleet Forces Command, stepped on stage to honour veterans and America’s men and women in uniform, the screen behind him lit up with images of imposing Navy battleships.

Russian warships displayed at DNC convention. Photo: NavyTimes.com

As it turns out, the ships used in the DNC photos were Russian battleships from the Black Sea Fleet. So far the DNC has declined to comment and no apology has been forthcoming. There has been no word either on whether the DNC had permission to use the photos in a public display.

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