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Using symbolism to promote yourself backfired for Trump

10955307_1663539457212603_8266961552736131391_nTL;DR Summary

  • Propaganda symbols are obvious in this classic propaganda poster. This poster could come from WW I, WW II, or the Cold War era.
  • The intent is to transfer one’s feelings about the US flag to Donald Trump. This method is known as transference.
  • Other symbols include money (implying Trump will be good for the economy), the White House (implying Trump will be presidential), and soldiers (Trump will be strong). The goal is to present Trump as Presidential.
  • The poster, however, bombed due to a serious error and was pulled within a day. Read on to learn more!

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