Pres. Trump “strongly” condemned a video showing him killing members of the media and his critics that aired at a pro-Trump conference over the weekend.
Trump’s Press Secretary claimed the President hadn’t seen the video but had heard about it and condemned it in the strongest way possible.
The video was played during the America Priority conference, a three-day conference at Trump National Doral Miami last week. It featured Trump’s head superimposed on the body of a person shooting at media outlets and political opponents in the “Church of Fake News.”
— Stephanie Grisham (@PressSec) October 14, 2019
The New York Times reported that the video was played during a conference held by American Priority, a pro-Trump group, at Trump National Doral Miami. The event was not hosted by the president or his reelection campaign. A Trump campaign spokesman, Tim Murtaugh, told the paper: “That video was not produced by the campaign, and we do not condone violence.”
The White House Correspondents Association said in a statement it was “horrified” by 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,” said Jonathan Karl, the president of the White House Correspondents’ Association and a journalist at ABC News. “All Americans should condemn this depiction of violence directed toward journalists and the president’s political opponents.” [Fox News]
Whoever came up with the video wasn’t thinking about the ramifications of what it would do to Pres. Trump, even though it is a year old
On Monday morning, America Priority Conference released a statement claiming that “an unauthorized video was shown in a side room at #AMPFest19. This video was not approved, seen, or sanctioned by the #AMPFest19 organizers.” It criticized the New York Times for “not reporting[ing] on any of the sanctioned events in the article.”
— American Priority Conference (@AmericanP2019) October 14, 2019
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