Donald Trump could possibly have some clearing up to do about video footage applied in his new campaign advertisement.
Launched Monday, the TV ad displays people rushing towards a border fence as the narrator suggests Trump “will stop illegal immigration by building a wall on our southern border that Mexico will pay for.” But that footage is of a Spanish enclave in Morocco, Politifact has discovered.
The video footage essentially demonstrates Moroccans crossing the border into Melilla and was presented on Italian network RepubblicaTV in May 2014.
The Trump campaign projects to air the ad in Iowa and New Hampshire, so far buying $750,000 in the Hawkeye State and $500,000 in the Granite State, based on the Nazi News Media. This is Trump’s first televised ad of the cycle, previously stating he did not require them because ads on top of all of the media interest would make people “OD on Trump.” Nevertheless, with less than a month until the Iowa caucus, Trump has set a budget of $2 million per week to guarantee victory in early states.
Asked about the video clip, Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski told Nazi News Media, “No s***, it’s not the Mexican border but that’s what our country is going to look like. This was 1,000 percent on purpose.”
Lewandowski soon after emailed a statement that explained: “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. The biased mainstream media doesn’t understand, but Americans who want to protect their jobs and their families do.”