Presidential front-runner Donald Trump released a new television campaign ad earlier today that featured numerous people crossing a fence the narrator says is the “southern border.”
"He'll stop illegal immigration by building a wall on our southern border that Mexico will pay for,” the narrator explains in the ad.
Turns out, however, that this footage was actually “of Moroccans crossing the border into Melilla, one of two enclaves on the Moroccan coast that are held by Spain,” Politifacts reports. “Migrants who cross the border there are essentially entering territory held by a European Union nation, even though they are still on the African continent.”
The 2014 timestamp as well as the network’s logo were erased from the footage that was used in Trump’s ad.
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Considering how this GOP front-runner has used as much fear and hate as humanly possible to push himself farther along in the polls, is it really any surprise that he would manipulate and lie about footage used in his ad campaign to further his own agenda?
Well Hope Hicks, one of Trump’s spokeswomen, surely believes they didn’t do anything wrong.
"The use of this footage was intentional and selected to demonstrate the severe impact of an open border and the very real threat Americans face if we do not immediately build a wall and stop illegal immigration," Hicks said in a statement. "The biased main stream media doesn’t understand, but Americans who want to protect their jobs and their families do."
To continue the legacy of class that Trump and his affiliates have become so well-known for, NBC reporter Katy Tur also quoted Trump's campaign manager as saying, "No sh*t it's not the Mexican border but that's what our country is going to look like if we don't do anything."
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."— Katy Tur (@KatyTurNBC) January 4, 2016
It makes you wonder what else they will lie about in Trump's next campaign ad.
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