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A fake video of President TrumpDonald John TrumpWHCA calls on Trump to denounce video depicting him shooting media outlets Video of fake Trump shooting members of media shown at his Miami resort: report Trump hits Fox News’s Chris Wallace over Ukraine coverage MORE shooting, stabbing and brutally assaulting media personalities and political opponents was played at a conference for his supporters at his Miami resort last week, the New York Times reported Sunday.
Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpWHCA calls on Trump to denounce video depicting him shooting media outlets Video of fake Trump shooting members of media shown at his Miami resort: report Louisiana’s Democratic governor forced into runoff MORE, former White House press secretary Sarah HuckabeeSarah Elizabeth SandersWhite House press secretary defends lack of daily briefings: Trump ‘is the most accessible president in history’ Sarah Huckabee Sanders says she is ‘relentlessly’ attacked by women Sarah Sanders makes debut as Fox News contributor MORE Sanders and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantisRonald Dion DeSantisWHCA calls on Trump to denounce video depicting him shooting media outlets Video of fake Trump shooting members of media shown at his Miami resort: report The Hill’s Morning Report — Arrest of Giuliani associates triggers many questions MORE (R-Fla.) were all scheduled to speak at the three-day conference hosted by American Priority at Trump National Doral Miami.
Sanders and a person close to Trump Jr. told the Times that neither one saw the video. The Hill has reached out to DeSantis’s office.
The video, which includes the logo for Mr. Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign, was obtained by the Times.
One portion reportedly shows Trump’s head superimposed on the body of a man opening fire at people who have the faces of his critics or the logos of media organizations superimposed on bodies inside the “Church of Fake News.”
Among the people and logos included were late Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainVideo of fake Trump shooting members of media shown at his Miami resort: report Remembering leaders who put country above party Graham-Trump rollercoaster hits dizzying speed MORE (R-Ariz.), Rep. Maxine WatersMaxine Moore WatersVideo of fake Trump shooting members of media shown at his Miami resort: report Trump impeachment efforts will haunt the next Democrat in the White House Hillicon Valley: Zuckerberg to testify on Libra | Extremists find home on Telegram app | Warren blasts Facebook for not removing anti-Biden ad | California outlaws facial recognition in police body cameras | China rips US tech sanctions MORE (D-Calif.), Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders wishes Ocasio-Cortez happy birthday Video of fake Trump shooting members of media shown at his Miami resort: report Sanders can gain ground by zeroing in on corruption MORE (I-Vt.), Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyVideo of fake Trump shooting members of media shown at his Miami resort: report Reid warns Democrats not to underestimate Trump McConnell tightlipped as impeachment furor grows MORE (R-Utah), former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonVideo of fake Trump shooting members of media shown at his Miami resort: report Ronan Farrow exposes how the media protect the powerful Kamala Harris to Trump Jr.: ‘You wouldn’t know a joke if one raised you’ MORE and CNN, according to the Times.
The clip appears to be lifted from the 2014 dark comedy film “Kingsman: The Secret Service.”
The event’s organizer told the Times that the clip had been played at the conference, saying it was part of a “meme exhibit.” He denounced the video and said his organization was looking into how it was shown at the event.
“Content was submitted by third parties and was not associated with or endorsed by the conference in any official capacity,” Alex Phillips said. “American Priority rejects all political violence and aims to promote a healthy dialogue about the preservation of free speech. This matter is under review.”
Jonathan Karl, president of the White House Correspondents’ Association, released a statement on Sunday night, calling on Trump and others associated with the event to condemn the video.
“The WHCA is horrified by a video reportedly shown over the weekend at a political conference organized by the President’s supporters at the Trump National Doral in Miami,” Karl said. “All Americans should condemn this depiction of violence directed toward journalists and the President’s political opponents. We have previously told the President his rhetoric could incite violence. Now we call on him and everybody associated with this conference to denounce this video and affirm that violence has no place in our society.”
The Hill has reached out to Trump’s 2020 campaign for comment.