By Sam Cabral
(BBC) – The US presidential campaign of Ron DeSantis has fired an aide who shared online a clip featuring a symbol that was adopted by the Nazis.
Nate Hochman, a speechwriter, posted the 68-second video from a pro-DeSantis account on social media over the weekend before quickly deleting it.
The clip shows Mr DeSantis superimposed on a sonnenrad, or sun-wheel.
US media reports say Mr Hochman, 25, created the video. When contacted by the BBC, he declined to comment.
It comes as the Florida governor’s 2024 campaign shaved more than a third of staff from its payroll on Tuesday.
A campaign spokesman confirmed Mr Hochman’s sacking, but declined to elaborate.
“Nate Hochman is no longer with the campaign,” the official told the BBC’s US partner CBS News. “And we will not be commenting on him further.”
The video was posted on Saturday by an anonymously run account followed by several DeSantis staffers on X, formerly known as Twitter.