Trump Event Airs Fake Clip of The President Killing His Enemies
A doctored video of Trump depicts the president killing his critics––including John McCain, Black Lives Matter, and various news outlets—inside of “The Church of Fake News.”
Attendees at a pro-Trump event in Miami were shown a violent video of the president shooting and stabbing his opponents.
The New York Times revealed the video, which was filmed and sent in by an attendee at the event for pro-Trump group American Priority at the Doral Miami resort.
“The video, which includes the logo for Mr. Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign, comprises a series of internet memes,” the Times stated. “The most violent clip shows Mr. Trump’s head superimposed on the body of a man opening fire inside the “Church of Fake News” on parishioners who have the faces of his critics or the logos of media organizations superimposed on their bodies. It appears to be an edited scene of a church massacre from the 2014 dark comedy film ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service.’”
Along with news platforms Trump has criticized in the past as “fake news,” like CNN, NPR, and Politico, victims of the violent video included Black Lives Matter, President Barack Obama, late Arizona senator John McCain and Representative Maxine Waters.
The event’s organizer Alex Philips later stated on its website that the video was “unauthorized” and that it was not “approved, seen, or sanctioned” by his team prior. Press secretary Stephanie Grisham also tweeted that Trump had not seen the video yet but, “based upon everything he has heard, he strongly condemns” it.
Despite attempts to distance Trump from the violent anti-press propaganda, his views on news organizations that are critical of him have historically been antagonistic. He frequently demonizes mainstream media in tweets and rallies, calling them corrupt and discrediting their reporting. He also tweeted a similar edited video in 2017 that shows him wrestling and body slamming CNN’s logo. The clip went viral with supporters encouraging his violence against the media and critics condemning him for endorsing the crude clip.