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Cindy McCain Condemns Video Of Fake Trump Shooting Late Husband Shown At Trump Resort


Cindy McCain Condemns Video Of Fake Trump Shooting Late Husband Shown At Trump Resort

Cindy McCain, the wife of late Republican Sen. John McCain (Ariz.), condemned a video shown at a conservative conference that depicts a fake President Trump opening fire on media organizations and political opponents, including her late husband.

“Reports describing a violent video played at a Trump Campaign event in which images of reporters & @JohnMcCain are being slain by Trump violate every norm our society expects from its leaders and the institutions that bare their names,” Cindy McCain said on Twitter Monday morning.

“I stand [with the White House Correspondents’ Association] in registering my outrage.”

The New York Times first reported Sunday that the shocking video was played during a three-day conference hosted by American Priority at Trump National Doral near Miami.

The edited clip appears to come from the 2014 dark comedy film “Kingsman: The Secret Service.”

One portion of the video reportedly shows Trump’s head superimposed on the body of a man opening fire at people who have the faces of his critics or the logos of media organizations superimposed on bodies inside the “Church of Fake News.”

Among the lawmakers and logos targeted in the video was Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and CNN, according to the newspaper. At one point in the video, Trump is shown striking John McCain, a chief critic of Trump’s during his first years in the White House, in the back of the neck.

ABC’s Jonathan Karl, president of the White House Correspondents’ Association, denounced the clip, saying in a statement late Sunday that “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,” Karl said.


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