The White House and has been strongly criticised on social media for ignoring the efforts of other Allied countries in World War II apart from the US and Great Britain.
In a tweet that was posted as part of Friday's VE Day celebrations, Trump's White House said:
On May 8 1945, America and Great Britain had victory over the Nazis!
Unsurprisingly, the quote comes from a Donald Trump speech which is featured in the video that the White House shared on 8 May.
On May 8, 1945, America and Great Britain had victory over the Nazis!
"America's spirit will always win. In the e… https://t.co/8Beu2zdZog
— The White House 45 Archived (@The White House 45 Archived)
The problem here is that it wasn't just the United States and the UK that achieved victory over Nazi Germany in Europe on that specific date.
Many European Allied countries were involved in the effort against the Nazis including the Soviet Union, Free France, Poland, Belgium, Netherlands, Greece and Yugoslavia, to name but a few.
The tweet also ignores the efforts of other non-European countries in the war such as Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and India.
This major oversight has drawn a lot of criticism for Trump and the White House for sharing a revisionist history of World War II, especially ignoring the Soviet Union's contribution, who are estimated to have lost as many as 11 million soldiers in the war.
Holy crap - what a snub to the Canadians, Russians, Aussies (and free French, Belgians, Poles etc). https://t.co/IR1KiRRbG3
— Dr Mike Galsworthy (@Dr Mike Galsworthy)
What flag does Washington think this is flying over Berlin?
#FakeNews #VEDay #wellmeetagain #BlackMarketMovies… https://t.co/zcbdproQIT