Trump 2020 campaign disavows parody media massacre video

BBC News | 10/14/2019 | Staff
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Donald Trump's 2020 re-election campaign has disavowed a parody video showing the US president massacring media outlets and political rivals.

The video was on display at a conference organised by American Priority, a pro-Trump group.

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Organisers of the event at a Trump resort in Miami, Florida, said the video was part of a "meme exhibition".

CNN had called on the Trump campaign to denounce the video "immediately in the strongest possible terms".

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Tim Murtaugh, a spokesman for the Trump campaign, told the New York Times: "That video was not produced by the campaign, and we do not condone violence."

What is in the video?

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Mr Trump's head is superimposed on the body of a man who goes on a killing rampage inside "the Church of Fake News".

The heads of the people he kills have been replaced with the logos of media organisations, including BBC News, CNN and the Washington Post, and political opponents such as Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

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The New York Times says the video appears to be a doctored version of scenes from 2014 movie "Kingsman: The Secret Service", starring Colin Firth.

American Priority also sought to disassociate itself with the video, saying it was "not approved, seen, or sanctioned" by event organisers.

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The video, the political action group added, was shown in a "side room" at the event and was only brought to...
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