A pro-Trump group showed a meme video of a fake 'Trump' shooting and brutally stabbing news outlets and political foes at a conference for his supporters
- A group supporting President Donald Trump played a gruesome video at a conference for his supporters last week. The video depicted a fake Trump shooting, stabbing, and assaulting journalists and his political adversaries, The New York Times reported.
- The three-day conference was attended by high-profile surrogates like Donald Trump Jr. and former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the report said. Trump Jr. and Sanders both said they did not see the video.
- The clip shows multiple instances of "Trump" attacking reporters, wrestling them to the ground, shooting them at point-blank range, and later smiling at the massacre.
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A group that supports President Donald Trump played a gruesome video at a conference last week depicting a fake Trump shooting, stabbing, and assaulting news organizations, The New York Times reported.
The three-day conference was hosted by American Priority at the Trump National Doral in Miami, Florida, and it was attended by Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., and his former White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the report said. Trump Jr. and Sanders denied seeing the video.
The video is nearly a minute long and appears to be an edited scene of a church massacre from the 2014 film, "Kingsman: The Secret Service."
In it, Trump's face is superimposed onto the body of a man who opens fire in the "Church of Fake News." The fake Trump is surrounded by churchgoers whose faces feature the names of different media organizations he's disparaged, including ABC News, NPR, Politico, BuzzFeed, The Hill, CNBC, NBC, the Washington Post, and others.
"Trump" is then seen pulling out a gun and shooting parishioners, including those representing Politico, Black Lives Matter, Slate, HuffPost, and Vice News. He is also seen shooting someone representing former President Barack Obama's campaign logo. At one point, he's seen wrestling a churchgoer representing Vice News to the ground and then shooting them at close range.
A segment from the reported video was posted online. Business Insider was not immediately able to verify the video.
The Times went on to describe the video as showing Trump striking the late Arizona Sen. John McCain in the back of the head; hitting and stabbing the television personality and frequent Trump critic Rosie O'Donnell; hitting Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters; and lighting Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on fire.
Others included in the video are Obama, Utah Sen. Mitt Romney, MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski, Bill and Hillary Clinton, and California Rep. Adam Schiff.
According to The Times, the macabre video concludes with Trump driving a stake into the head of someone representing CNN, and going on to smile at the carnage.
The White House did not immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment.