Fake video of Donald Trump shooting media and opponents shown at president's resort
The Trump campaign has said they did not create the video and they do not condone violence.
A mocked-up video depicting US president Donald Trump stabbing and shooting his political opponents and the media has reportedly been shown at a meeting of the president’s supporters at his Miami resort.
In the clip, originally reported by The New York Times, the US president’s head is superimposed on a scene from Kingsman: The Secret Service and shows him opening fire in the “Church of Fake News”.
The faces of people have been replaced with the logos of outlets including CNN, the Washington Post and NBC TV, while there's also heads of Trump's political opponents superimposed in the video including Hillary Clinton, the late senator John McCain, Bernie Sanders and Barack Obama.
The video was shown last week at the American Priority conference at Doral Miami resort, according to the New York Times. Speakers at the event included Donald Trump Jr and former White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
Tim Murtaugh, a spokesman for Trump’s 2020 election campaign, said the “video was not produced by the campaign, and we do not condone violence.”
ABC's Jonathan Karl, the president of the White House Correspondents' Association, called the video: "Vile. And dangerous."
"The WHCA is horrified by a video reportedly shown over the weekend at a political conference organised by the President's supporters at the Trump National Doral in Miami," Karl said in a statement.
"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."