It's just beyond sickening.
Who, in the name of helping President Trump, would promote a video that depicts him as a maniacal murderer?
Politics is a rough game and I do not shock easily, but
Now it's important to say at the top that there's no evidence the president knew about this. White House spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham tweeted that her boss had not seen it, but
Campaign officials say they had not seen it. So did Donald Trump Jr. and Sarah Huckabee Sanders, both of whom spoke at the conference, at Trump National Doral Miami, where it was played.
And the organizer for the conference, the pro-Trump group American Priority, denounced the video.
But a participant at the Miami conclave has been retweeted.
Just to be clear, this is not one of the satirical videos that the president has retweeted CNY head
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"The most violent clip," says the Times, "Mr. Trump's head is superimposed on the body of an opening fire inside the 'Church of Fake News' on parishioners who have superimposed on their bodies."
Here's what happens:
"Many parishioners' faces have been replaced with the logos of news media organizations, including PBS, NPR, Politico, The Washington Post and NBC.
Mr. Trump stops in the middle of the church, pulling a gun out of his suit. As the parishioners try to flee, the president fires at them. He shoots Black Lives Matter in the head, and so shoots Vice News.
"From there, Mr. Trump attacks a range of his critics. He strikes the late Arizona Sen. John McCain in the back of the neck. He hits the television personality Rosie O'Donnell in the face and then stabs in the head. He strikes Representative Maxine Waters, Democrat of California. He lights the head of Senator Bernie Sanders, a Democratic presidential rival, on fire.
"He takes Sen. Mitt Romney, Republican of Utah, hostage before throwing him to the ground. Then he strikes former President Barack Obama in the back and throws him against a wall. CNN logo for a face. "
A CNN statement said," Sadly, this is not the first time that
The part of the video was posted on YouTube last year by a user with a record of creating pro -Trump mashups.
Put the targets aside for one minute. In this era of mass shootings, why would you want to promote the video of a massacre? We've already finished massacres in a church, in South Carolina, and a synagogue, in Pittsburgh.
And we've already seen violent nutjobs target political and media figures, from the man who opened fire at a Republican baseball practice to the pipe bomber who mailed explosive to prominently democrats and CNN.
Trump as being killed. Griffin is murdered in the pro-Trump video and has denounced it.
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The conference organizer said the macabre video, which was shown as part of a "meme exhibit."
Trump World luminaries?
Did those involved expect a standing ovation? Raucous laughter? An Invitation to the White House?
We need to know more about who created this travesty, and people of every political stripe should condemn it.