Trump Ad Shows Footage of Migrants in Morocco, Not at ‘Southern Border’
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s new television ad shows footage of dozens of people crossing a fence as the narrator mentions the U.S.’s “southern border” with Mexico.
The footage, however, is actually of Moroccans crossing the border into Melilla, one of two enclaves on the Moroccan coast held by Spain, according to Politifact.
The narrator says the billionaire will “stop illegal immigration by building a wall on our southern border that Mexico will pay for,” as the footage plays.
Politifact traced the images to an Italian television network, Repubblica TV, which posted the video on May 3, 2014. About 800 migrants tried to cross the Moroccan border on May 1, according to the network.
The network’s logo and the 2014 timestamp were erased from the footage in Trump’s ad.
Donald shows that once again, he has as good an acquaintance with the truth as he does with nuanced statements and marital fidelity.
Not to be outdone, Katy Tur the Trump Campaign Manager tweeted off this thoughtful and reasoned rebuttal. TRUMP CAMPAIGN MNGR: “No shit its not the Mexican border but thats what our country is going to look like if we don’t do anything.”
Donald Trump… Truth holds no power over him.