Another day, another Trump scandal. This time it involves an extremely violent and disturbing video of a fake Trump violently assaulting some of his biggest critics and rivals—including several media outlets and prominent members of the Democratic Party.
As @CNN reports, last week during an exclusive three-day conference held by pro-Trump group, American Priority, at his Miami resort, a very disturbing and violent video was played. In the video, a fake Trump is seen shooting, stabbing and assaulting several media outlets and many of his Democratic rivals. Among those attacked in the video, include Barack Obama, Maxine Waters, Kathy Griffin, John McCain, Rosie O’Donnell and Joe Biden. Practically every major media outlet was also on the hit list, such as CNN, Huffington Post, Slate, Vice and many more.
The video ends with the fake Trump driving a stake into the head of a person with a CNN logo on their face, as he then stands and smiles at what he’s just done. The video is apparently edited from the church massacre scene in the 2014 movie “Kingsman: The Secret Service.”
According to multiple reports, the video was secretly taken by someone inside the event and then given to the New York Times. It didn’t take long for the video to make the rounds on social media and caused a tremendous backlash, with most condemning not only the video itself, but also Trump’s negligence at addressing the matter.
CNN released an official statement on the video shortly after it was released to the public:
“Sadly, this is not the first time that supporters of the President have promoted violence against the media in a video they apparently find entertaining — but it is by far and away the worst. The images depicted are vile and horrific. The President and his family, the White House, and the Trump campaign need to denounce it immediately in the strongest possible terms. Anything less equates to a tacit endorsement of violence and should not be tolerated by anyone.”
It’s very telling that Trump is on Twitter practically all the time, tweeting about some of the most unimportant things—but has yet to post anything about something so disturbing that he is indirectly tied to.
Roommates, what are your thoughts on this?