The White House on Monday said President Trump “strongly condemns” a violent video that has gone viral showing a likeness of Trump shooting and stabbing members of the news media, political opponents and Black Lives Matter.
“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,” White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham posted on Twitter Monday.
— Stephanie Grisham (@PressSec) October 14, 2019
The video is taken from a scene from the 2014 film “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” in which a gunman goes on a killing spree. In the altered video, Trump’s face is superimposed over a the film’s main character as he shoots numerous people in a church dubbed the “Church of Fake News.”
Politicians like late Sen. John McCain, Sen. Mitt Romney and former President Barack Obama appear, as does celebrity Rosie O’Donnell. Others who are shot have the logos for PBS, Politico, NPR, NBC and the Washington Post superimposed over them.
The viral video was reportedly played during a conference held by the pro-Trump group American Priority at Trump National Doral Miami.
American Priority told the New York Times that the that they reject “political violence.”