When Donald Trump’s speech in Ohio was interrupted by a man who burst onstage, Trump immediately resorted to calling him an ISIS sympathizer.
The billionaire-turned-politician held up a sketchy, poorly edited video as proof.
USSS did an excellent job stopping the maniac running to the stage. He has ties to ISIS. Should be in jail! https://t.co/tkzbHg7wyD?ssr=true— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 12, 2016
This is not the first time, and certainly will not be the last, that Trump was dead wrong.
The damning evidence that Mr. Trump is so confident of was edited from a video that the "culprit" himself, Thomas DiMassimo, uploaded on YouTube.
The video, titled "Not My Flag," shows DiMassimo protesting in favor of Eric Shepphard, who rose to fame and notoriety in 2015 for standing on an American flag.
Also in 2015, DiMassimo spoke to local media and clarified that in no way was he "anti-vet" or "anti-troops," and he did not intend to disrespect the military.
The ISIS video also features a script written entirely in error-ridden Arabic. When translated, the script says "Tommy D was trying to look cool," as "if he has big balls for standing on an American flag."
Trump, however, was not the only one fooled by the video. Many people with raging hormones and IQ levels at least 150 points below the national average, have taken the video to be true. A Facebook page called "Tommy dimassimo wasn’t hugged enough as a kid," (sic) regularly posts insults about DiMassimo, likening him to ISIS fighters.
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