Pennsylvania Senate candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz (R) gave a speech Thursday night and it’s causing an internet furor he probably did not see coming.
What Oz probably didn’t realize is that the place where he spoke was very close to one of Adolf Hitler’s cars, which came complete with swastika.
The “Nazimobile,” for lack of a more insulting term, is a Mercedes-Benz G4 touring wagon that was originally delivered to Hitler in late 1939 and used by him in in Ober Salzberg, Berlin and Poland until it was seized by the French Army at Berchtesgaden, according to the museum’s website.
Although the car is a historical artifact, it’s typically not a good idea for American political candidates to create situations where their name can appear in the same sentence as Hitler.
Not surprisingly, Twitter users had thoughts. Lots of thoughts.
Did Dr. Oz seriously give a speech while standing next to Hitler's car?? https://t.co/0DVwItMzZ4
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) October 7, 2022
— Christopher Maag (@Chris_Maag) October 7, 2022
Dr. Oz began the week with a story about him killing puppies, and now is ending it standing in front of Hitler's car.
Truly a landmark in the history of U.S. Senate campaigns https://t.co/GGAM05LeUN
— Jake Wasserman (@jacobhwasserman) October 7, 2022
After visiting Hitler’s favorite car Dr. Oz went to “Dahmer Burger” for the special of the day. https://t.co/D0VsTM9QYc
— Steve Marmel (@Marmel) October 7, 2022
— Kimberley Johnson 🇺🇦 (@AuthorKimberley) October 7, 2022
Matt Gaetz' in-laws hosted a high-dollar fundraiser for Dr. Oz at a museum last night in which Oz stood in front of one of Hitler's cars, which showed up in the social media photos. Also, incel king Jordan Peterson joined by Zoom.
Campaign going great https://t.co/GZNb3s2hn8
— Laura Bassett (@LEBassett) October 7, 2022
When you’re an aspiring fascist & you want to really drive the dog whistle home: https://t.co/2wtst3UkGY
— M. Belanger (@sethanikeem) October 7, 2022
HuffPost reached out to the Oz campaign for comment, but no one immediately responded.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.