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A graphic, violent parody video, shown at a meeting of President Trump’s supporters at his Miami resort, depicts a likeness of the president shooting, stabbing and assaulting his political opponents and members of the news media in a church. The New York Times was first to report on the video.
The video was shown last week at an American Priority conference at Mr. Trump’s Doral Miami resort. The president wasn’t there.
In the video, Trump’s critics and media members are portrayed as parishioners fleeing his gruesome rampage. The fake Trump strikes the late Sen. John McCain in the neck, hits and stabs TV personality Rosie O’Donnell in the face, lights Sen. Bernie Sanders’ head on fire and shoots or otherwise assaults people whose faces are replaced with news organization logos.
It’s just awful!
If you’d like to make fun of me for being “triggered” by that repulsive, violent video shown at a trump fundraiser, fine. That says more about you than me.
— Jessica Huseman (@JessicaHuseman) October 14, 2019
“The video is horrific. It should be condemned by anyone that has a pulse,” said Massachusetts Representative Joseph Kennedy III, about a graphically violent video shown at a Trump property by his supporters. https://t.co/HJ4cWvdrw3 pic.twitter.com/EfMrvJCgae
— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) October 14, 2019
The same people who crucified @kathygriffin and @Rosie are quiet about this violent video depicting Trump shooting, stabbing and assaulting political opponents & members of the media. This was shown at a conference for his supporters at his Miami resort. pic.twitter.com/yxWMNp5Xvk
— Big Boss (@escapedmatrix) October 14, 2019
News organizations have strongly condemned the violent video and called on Donald Trump and his campaign to denounce it. https://t.co/y75QylhQW3
— USA TODAY Politics (@usatodayDC) October 14, 2019
The White House on Oct. 14 said that President Donald Trump “strongly condemns” a violent meme that played at a conference over the weekend.