The White House wasted little time on Monday condemning a video mashup depicting President Trump violently taking political opponents and members of the media.
The doctored video was played last week at a three-day conference hosted by American Priority at Trump National Doral Miami, according to the New York Times. The clip is taken from a church massacre scene in the 2014 movie “Kingsman: The Secret Service.” Trump’s head was superimposed on the body of Colin Firth, who starred in the film — the character in the video goes on a rampage in “The Church of Fake News,” killing parishioners who are depicted as media outlets and political opponents of the president.
With the liberal media in a collective uproar over the fake video and many blaming the president, White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a tweet that Trump “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
Among those being shot, stabbed and assaulted in the video clip is former President Barack Obama and the late Sen. John McCain.
Other politicians depicted in the fake clip include Hillary Clinton, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., and Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah. MSNBC anchor Mika Brzezinski, actress Rosie O’Donnell, comedian Kathy Griffin, and George Soros are also represented.
Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh told The Times: “That video was not produced by the campaign, and we do not condone violence.”
There is much outrage over the violent nature of the video, but it’s debatable whether it’s more gruesome than the infamous photo of Griffin holding a bloodied, fake severed head of the president.
Speaking of the failed comedian, who cried over how she was treated in response to her photo, she jumped on the opportunity for the attention that was presented by being included in the video.
Taking to Twitter, Griffin made was appears to be a pathetic attempt justify her vile actions by comparing it to the video and calling on people to come to her defense — all while insinuating that Trump himself is responsible for the video.
“I’m depicted as being murdered by The President of the United States in this video. The left, right & center left me hanging out to dry regarding the Trump mask photo. Please don’t let it happen again. No, this video isn’t a joke to his followers. And it will not be taken as such,” Griffin tweeted.
“I get asked in interviews ‘what’s WAS(?) the hardest part of the photo scandal?’ Now this #TrumpVideo. I never broke the law, or violated the 1A. I’ll be watching to see if anyone has the balls this to advocate for me this time…publicly. Hello???” she added in a follow-up tweet.
I get asked in interviews “what’s WAS(?) the hardest part of the photo scandal?” Now this #TrumpVideo. I never broke the law, or violated the 1A. I’ll be watching to see if anyone has the balls this to advocate for me this time…publicly. Hello???
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) October 14, 2019
As usual, Griffin just doesn’t know when to leave well enough alone.
Here’s a sampling of some of the responses on Twitter to this controversy:
The issue was Kathy Griffin was an employee of CNN – a self declared straight new network. She has since promoted herself with that video. In order for your straw man whatabout example to work, Trump would have to be the person who made this video. He wasn’t. https://t.co/1NcDTShrUE
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) October 14, 2019
I’m all for exposing hypocrisy, but I also hate bad analogies. Kathy Griffin fully participated in and apparently facilitated that episode. There’s no evidence Trump even had knowledge that the Kingsman video existed.
Now, if he tweets/retweets it, which could easily happen… https://t.co/FtYQVaTLjj
— John Ziegler (@Zigmanfreud) October 14, 2019
Just like we denounce Kathy Griffin for the severed head photo and Snoop Dogg for depicting himself shooting the POTUS in a video, we equally denounce and condemn this shooting video.
Tying this video to Trump when he did not make it or create it is wrong!
— Diamond and Silk® (@DiamondandSilk) October 14, 2019
We’ll apologize for a dumb meme video no one saw when the left apologizes for Kathy Griffin, Central Park plays depicting Trump’s assassination, Madonna threatening to blow up the WH, Eric Swalwell threatening to nuke gun owners, and Maxine Waters’ calls for violence.
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) October 14, 2019
So you now get another 15 minutes.
— Cheetoh Lock (@Cheetohs4Life) October 14, 2019
I guess she forgot about this pic.twitter.com/Oj1l1H4iGw
— KATRINA VICTOR ???? (@KatrinaLeila) October 14, 2019
— Buddy Repperton (@Will_DarnellCa) October 14, 2019
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