Fake video of Donald Trump shooting media critics shown to supporters at one of his resorts.

By |2019-10-14T10:43:15-08:00October 14th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |29 Comments

What in the hell did I just watch?

Courtesy of NYT:

A video depicting a macabre scene of a fake President Trump shooting, stabbing and brutally assaulting members of the news media and his political opponents was shown at a conference for his supporters at his Miami resort last week, according to footage obtained by The New York Times.

Several of Mr. Trump’s top surrogates — including his son Donald Trump Jr., his former spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders and the governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis — were scheduled to speak at the three-day conference, which was held by a pro-Trump group, American Priority, at Trump National Doral Miami. Ms. Sanders and a person close to Mr. Trump’s son said on Sunday that they did not see the video at the conference.

Stephanie Grisham, the White House press secretary, said on Twitter Monday that while Mr. Trump has not seen the video, “based upon everything he has heard, he strongly condemns” it.

The video, which includes the logo for Mr. Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign, comprises a series of internet memes. The most violent clip shows Mr. Trump’s head superimposed on the body of a man opening fire inside the “Church of Fake News” on parishioners who have the faces of his critics or the logos of media organizations superimposed on their bodies. It appears to be an edited scene of a church massacre from the 2014 dark comedy film “Kingsman: The Secret Service.”

The disclosure that the video was played shows how Mr. Trump’s anti-media language has influenced his supporters and bled into their own propaganda.

So who here actually believes that Trump had not already seen this clip and had no idea it was going to be shown at his resort?

Yeah, that’s what I thought.

The video is like Right Wing porn, showing Trump slaughtering Maxine Waters, Black Lives Matter, Rosey O’Donnel, John McCain, and even Barack Obama. 

In short it is fucking disgusting. 

I would not be at all surprised if this is the kind of thing that Trump watches before he goes night night at the end of a long day of making America terrible again. 

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29 Comments

  1. AK Lynne October 14, 2019 at 11:11 am

    And is there any reason to believe it wasn’t produced by one of his right wing groups to stir up his supporters with fake outrage?

  2. Anon October 14, 2019 at 11:25 am

    I am almost speechless after watching this violent video. What is most horrifying is how many brainwashed, ignorant fools share this delusional reality. Indeed, the Trump cult who swallow his every lie spread by Fox News and extremists. We are in jeopardy.

  3. Anonymous October 14, 2019 at 1:16 pm

    This “not my president” known not only for pee tapes but now snuff films.
    Wake the fuck up people.

  4. anonymous October 14, 2019 at 1:16 pm

    The political action group hosting the event, American Priority, denounced the violence in the video and are investigating as to how it was shown. It said in a statement on Twitter that it had not been aware of the video and did not approve it.

    “This video was not approved, seen or sanctioned by the … organizers,” the group said, adding that the video had been shown in a “side room.”

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/10/14/white-house-reporters-condemn-fake-video-showing-trump-killing-press.html

  5. anonymous October 14, 2019 at 1:22 pm

    ‘Vile and horrific’: Fake video of Trump massacring media shown at his Miami resort draws backlash

    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) screams as his head is lit on fire. Former president Barack Obama is smashed face-first like a battering ram into what appears to be part of a wooden pulpit. People with their faces replaced by the logos of news organizations such as CNN, NBC, Politico and HuffPost are brutally stabbed and shot.

    At the center of the bloody rampage unfolding in the “Church of Fake News” is a man dressed in a dark pinstripe suit. President Trump’s head is superimposed on his body.

    The graphic images are from a fake video that was shown during a pro-Trump conference last week at the president’s hotel and golf resort near Miami, according to the New York Times, which first reported on the video’s existence Sunday night. The clip has since drawn intense backlash from journalists and public figures who have decried it as “vile and horrific” and an “incitement of violence.” Many of the news organizations and people featured in the video have been publicly targeted by Trump, who is frequently criticized for his inflammatory remarks and anti-media rhetoric.

    Pro-Trump meme makers see outrage over violent video as a victory

    “This video isn’t funny,” tweeted former Texas congressman and Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke. “It will get people killed.”

    At a conference of Trump supporters, they played a video of our president murdering journalists in a church. Last year, a Trump supporter sent bombs to CNN—and a shooter entered a church yesterday. This video isn’t funny. It will get people killed. https://t.co/XWtq1z38Kc
    — Beto O’Rourke (@BetoORourke) October 14, 2019

    On Monday, White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham tweeted that Trump had not yet seen the clip, “but based upon everything he has heard, he strongly condemns this video.”
    Re: the video played over the weekend: The @POTUS @realDonaldTrump has not yet seen the video, he will see it shortly, but based upon everything he has heard, he strongly condemns this video.
    — Stephanie Grisham (@PressSec) October 14, 2019

    The video, adapted from the scene of a church massacre in the 2014 film “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” appeared to be shared to YouTube in 2018 on a channel that posts similar pro-Trump content and has been linked to a meme-maker associated with a website called MemeWorld. The site’s creator, a user known by his Internet handle, Carpe Donktum, scored an Oval Office meeting in July with Trump, who reportedly welcomed him as a “genius.”

    Carpe Donktum confirmed in a Twitter message Sunday to The Washington Post that “The creator of the video is, and will remain a contributor to my site MemeWorld.” Carpe Donktum declined to identify the video’s creator citing concerns that the person may face online or in-person harassment.

    Alex Phillips, organizer of the American Priority Festival and Conference, told the Times the video was played at one point during the three-day event that began Thursday as part of a “meme exhibit.” The violent parody was included in a meme compilation that also featured Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign logo, according to the Times.

    “It has come to our attention that an unauthorized video was shown in a side room at #AMPFest19,” a statement posted to the conference’s website said. “This video was not approved, seen, or sanctioned by the #AMPFest19 organizers.”

    …..The video’s massacre scene opens with the Trump figure walking down the center aisle of a packed church. More than a dozen of the parishioners’ faces are covered by the logos of major media organizations, ranging from PBS to The Washington Post. Rising out of the pews when Trump passes them, some of the churchgoers appear to be yelling at the president, whose face contorts into a scowl.

    ….As the shouting intensifies, Trump abruptly stops walking and turns to face the angry mob. He pulls out a black gun from his jacket’s inside pocket and shoots a person edited to represent late actor Peter Fonda, who was a vocal critic of the president, in the head from point-blank range.

    Then, chaos ensues.

    Trump takes down Bloomberg, Vox and “Fake News” in quick succession before shooting Politico. At one point, he grabs someone who represents the Black Lives Matter movement in a chokehold and shoots that person in the head.

    After shooting MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, Vice News, Rep. Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.) and Slate, Trump tries to shoot late senator John McCain (R-Ariz.), but he is out of bullets. Instead, he uses his gun to deliver a vicious blow to the back of McCain’s neck.

    The attack continues with Trump going after some of his most prominent detractors. He stabs actress and comedian Rosie O’Donnell and repeatedly punches Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.). He goes on to shoot MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski and Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), and later assaults Hillary Clinton with a gun.

    The video comes to a dramatic end when Trump jams a sharp wooden stake through the head of a person whose face is a CNN logo. A now-grinning Trump appears to survey the carnage as DJ Khaled’s song, “All I Do Is Win,” plays in the background. A pair of pixelated black sunglasses are lowered onto Trump’s face.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/10/14/fake-video-trump-killing-media-critics-shown-resort-draws-backlash/

  6. anonymous October 14, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    Violent spoof video of Trump killing his critics shows how memes have reshaped politics

    A perpetual cycle of shock guarantees wider distribution for pro-Trump images

    ….But that outrage also helped ensure the video, which had been available on YouTube for more than a year, would be circulated more widely. Trump’s online provocateurs on Monday portrayed the parody video’s viral distribution as a victory — and a reason to create more like it.

    TheGeekzTeam YouTube channel, where the video is displayed, was viewed more than 129,000 times on Monday, up from an average of about 600 views a day, according to data from the tracking site Social Blade.
    Some pro-Trump supporters wrote online that they were giddy that the violent video had been shared en masse, including by journalists, whose revulsion they have claimed as a badge of honor. Others said they were emboldened by the impact the video had made and would continue pushing the boundaries in future memes. One pro-Trump user early Monday tweeted that the furious reaction to the video “is why the meme was made.”

    “These new memes are the 21st century version of political cartoons. Get f—ed you p—ies,” the user AllesErdreich wrote Monday on the pro-Trump Reddit forum The_Donald. The user said the media was seeking to “cry and manipulate … zombies into clutching their pearls at the thought of (nonexistent) fascistic violence towards the free press. They do this because they realize they are losing control to independent content creators on the internet.”

    ….The church-shooting video has been viewable since July 2018 on the YouTube account of TheGeekzTeam, whose subscriber count rose 1,000 on Monday to 19,000. The account, which says it is “dedicated to pissing off liberals,” includes more than two dozen videos celebrating Trump and tearing down his opponents.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/10/14/violent-spoof-video-trump-killing-his-critics-shows-how-memes-have-reshaped-politics/

  7. anonymous October 14, 2019 at 2:03 pm

    GOP consultant: Gruesome fake video of Democrats being massacred ‘endangers Trump more than anybody’

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/10/gop-consultant-gruesome-fake-video-of-democrats-being-massacred-endangers-trump-more-than-anybody/

  8. anonymous October 14, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    ‘It backfired’: Fox panel pummels Trump supporters for creating murderous church shooting video

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/10/it-backfired-fox-panel-pummels-trump-supporters-for-creating-murderous-church-shooting-video/

  9. anonymous October 14, 2019 at 2:18 pm

    Furious ex-White House official rains hell on Trump video of church slaughter: ’Mass shootings are not jokes!’

    ….“What struck me from this video is this all happened in a church. The president — probably the biggest part of his base are churchgoers, evangelicals,” he added. “And they are now making fun of someone coming in and committing vicious murders in a church. I don’t care what the president does, he’s already lost his credibility on this. People who went to church yesterday who are going to wake up this morning and wake up and see the president and his supporters think it’s funny to commit violence in a church. ”

    Watch below:

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/10/furious-ex-white-house-official-rains-hell-on-trump-video-of-church-slaughter-mass-shootings-are-not-jokes/

  10. anonymous October 14, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    Conspiracy theorists, hoaxers and Trump have twisted Facebook, YouTube and the news to toxic levels — and it’s only getting worse

    ….Elections have consequences. So do algorithms.

    So now, heading into the 2020 election, experts are warning that trolls, hoaxers and dishonest politicians are arming themselves with a whole new arsenal of weapons of mass deception. New technology is making it easier to hoax audio and video, while advances in artificial intelligence are making it all the more difficult to weed out computer-automated “bot” accounts.

    And there’s a deeper risk, beyond figuring out the inaccuracy of any one article.

    The deluge of misinformation — full of Trump tweets, deepfakes, InfoWars videos, Russian bots, 4chan trolls, that Washington Post correction, those out-of-context memes and your great aunt’s latest questionable Facebook post — has become so overwhelming that some of us may simply give up trying to make sense of it all.

    A lie doesn’t need to be believed. It just needs to create enough doubt that the truth becomes polluted. With enough pollution, it’s impossible to see what’s right in front of you.

    “When you’re flooded with so much bullshit,” New York Times media columnist Charlie Warzel says, separating fact from fiction becomes so difficult that “the task of trying to do it becomes, you know, tiresome, so you just stop.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/10/conspiracy-theorists-hoaxers-and-trump-have-twisted-facebook-youtube-and-the-news-to-toxic-levels-and-its-only-getting-worse/

  11. Anonymous October 14, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    Why on earth does it take place in a church? Wouldn’t that turn off his fundamentalist supporters? Or is it another case of if Trump does it, it’s not wrong.

  12. Anonymous October 14, 2019 at 4:49 pm

    trump is mentally ill and this video just reinforces that.

    Can you image if the Democrats make a video like that, the republicans/evangelicals would be ranting and raving? Instead we hear no complaints from them about trump mass murder.

  13. OT? October 14, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-family-that-worked-for-jeffrey-epsteinand-a-trump?via=twitter_page

    “When attorney Brad Edwards asked, “Given that you observed these young females and different females coming to the house, with great frequency, at some point… did you ever think, hey, this is unusual, this is unusual behavior?”
    “Well, you know, I didn’t question anything. It’s not my job,” Banasiak replied.

    “It’s not your job?” Edwards asked.

    “Not my job,” Banasiak said, adding, “I just do my job” and when someone “shows up” to Epstein’s home it’s “not to [sic] me to question.”

  14. Anonymous October 14, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    Does everyone remember Kathy Griffin’s joke? We should demand whoever made this video be put on a homeland security watch list and get detained at evey airport. That’s what happened to her for months afterward.

    • Anonymous October 15, 2019 at 1:08 am

      Kathy Griffin’s was a parody of a Der Spiegel magazine cover that showed Donald Trump holding the severed, bleeding head of the Statue of Liberty.

      This video is not parody or satire or sarcasm or any sort of joke. It was just nasty, vicious HATE.

  15. Teri October 14, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    I wonder what Lynard Skynard thinks of this. This video does NOT reflect the meaning of this monumental song. One thing is right: if Trump were a bird or anything with a pulse, he would not change. We have to come to grips with that and act accordingly. Impeach! He is hurting us and others. th for the Kurd children that are dying tonight because he won’t.

  16. Anonymous October 15, 2019 at 12:04 am

    Trump isn’t condemning shit. I’ll bet he’s watching it on a loop and laughing and giggling and pointing out he favorite “scenes” to anyone that happens to pop in during his administrative time.

  17. Anonymous October 15, 2019 at 12:09 am

    Kentucky just lost one plan to disenfranchise voters.

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/kentucky-inactive-voter-list_n_5da4e295e4b0cad669a9c171

    “A Kentucky judge on Monday blocked election officials in the state from creating a list of “inactive voters,” and requiring those voters to take additional steps in order to cast a ballot at the polls.

    The temporary restraining order is a victory for the Kentucky Democratic Party, which sued the state over the inactive voter list in state court last week. Around 175,000 people were on the inactive voter list. “

  18. Anonymous October 15, 2019 at 1:05 am

    “An unidentified passenger wearing a T-shirt indicating that journalists should be lynched was allowed to fly cross-country on a United Airlines flight despite a complaint from a fellow traveler who considered the message a death threat.

    The male passenger’s shirt read: “Rope. Tree. Journalist. Some assembly required.””

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/rope-tree-journalist-united-threat_n_5da504cde4b01c76560b7d7a

    “Sidman’s brother was escorted off the plane by a United supervisor, who explained there was nothing United could do about the offensive message. Sidman’s brother turned down an offer of an alternative flight. Nothing was said to the other passenger, who wore the shirt throughout the trip, he told his sister.”

    Gee, maybe they would have kicked him off if he was also wearing leggings?

  19. 2030 October 15, 2019 at 8:33 am

    https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2019/10/14/jane-fonda-climate-crisis-protest-arrest.cnn

    discuss her recent arrest at a climate protest in Washington DC…

  20. Anonymous October 15, 2019 at 11:21 am

    https://news.yahoo.com/violent-video-product-wing-provocateurs-122702885.html

    “The creator of a gruesome video that showed a fake President Donald Trump killing journalists and political opponents and that was played at a meeting of a pro-Trump group over the weekend is part of a loose network of right-wing provocateurs with a direct line to the White House.

    The unidentified creator of the video operates under the name “The GeekzTeam” and has proclaimed on Twitter to be a “red blooded American with ZERO tolerance for the liberal agenda.” Like many such amateur agitators, the GeekzTeam specializes in creating pro-Trump internet content, often by remixing the president’s image into clips from popular movies and television shows.”

    “The GeekzTeam has been a prolific meme-maker for several years, posting videos with titles like “Captain MAGA” and “Trump: The Punisher” to YouTube and to r/the_donald, a large pro-Trump forum on Reddit. The video shown at the American Priority meeting was first posted on YouTube in July 2018.

    Earlier this year, the account began contributing to MemeWorld, a centralized meme repository organized by Cook, who goes by the name “Carpe Donktum” online.

    Cook’s website acts as a clearinghouse for offensive memes and videos, allowing users to post homemade videos that often depict Trump as a crusader or superhero who uses violence to suppress news outlets, individual journalists and political opponents.”

    Cook’s website defends the video as being “clearly satirical.” Just like “it was just a joke” I don’t think the right understands what satirical is. They don’t understand jokes. They have no sense of humor. This is just want they say to defend the feedback they get from being offensive.

    “At the White House social media meeting, which honored pro-Trump meme-makers and other members of the far-right ecosystem, Trump praised a room full of content creators as people who had worked with Scavino on ideas that ultimately saved him money on advertising.

    “He’ll come up with ideas, and you’ll come up with ideas,” Trump said of Scavino and the attendees. “And he’ll run into my office. He said, ‘You got to see this.’”

    Trump added, “Some of you are extraordinary. I can’t say everybody, but some of you are extraordinary. The crap you think of is unbelievable.”

    A White House spokesman did not respond to a request for comment about why Cook was invited to the White House social media meeting in the first place.”

    Really? Does anyone really need to guess? Or, for that matter, have the reason confirmed? I think we all know why.

    “The creator of that original video, Andres Hughes, said online that he submitted it to a meme contest run by right-wing website Infowars three years ago, hoping to win a $20,000 prize.

    But in July 2018, the doctored film clip was further altered to include new targets. News organizations like PBS, NPR, Politico and The Washington Post were added to the mix.”

    “American Priority denounced the video shown at its event as not “approved, seen or sanctioned” by the organizers and condemned violence of any kind. But the group’s founder, Alex Phillips, has his own long-standing relationship with Cook and has supported his work online.

    In a video posted to Facebook in June, Phillips and Cook played down the idea that such content can foment hate and violence. “Hate speech is a made-up word,” Cook says in the video. “You can’t cause violence with words.””

    I beg to disagree.

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