Mock Video Of Trump Shooting Media In Violent Church Massacre Shown At President's Resort
A violent parody video, reportedly shown at a meeting of Donald Trump supporters at his Miami resort, depicted a likeness of the US president shooting and stabbing his opponents and members of the media in a church.
In the video - seen by 10 daily - Trump's critics and media members are portrayed as parishioners fleeing his gruesome rampage.
The fake Trump strikes the late Senator John McCain in the neck, hits and stabs TV personality Rosie O'Donnell in the face, lights Senator Bernie Sanders' head on fire and shoots or otherwise assaults people whose faces are replaced with news organisation logos.
According to the New York Times, the video was shown last week at an American Priority conference at Trump's Doral Miami resort.
Trump was not there.
Event organiser Alex Phillips told the Times the video was played as part of a "meme exhibit" and was not associated with or endorsed by the conference "in any official capacity."
"American Priority rejects all political violence," he said.
The video - a parody of the film Kingsman: The Secret Service - was uploaded to YouTube in July, 2018.
It includes the logo for Trump's 2020 campaign but Tim Murtaugh, spokesman for the re-election organisation, told the Times the "video was not produced by the campaign, and we do not condone violence".
The setting for the fake massacre is the "Church of Fake News," capturing Trump's familiar refrain about news stories and organisations that he considers to be fake news.
In the video, Trump's face is superimposed on a killer's body as he shoots people in the face and otherwise assaults them.
Among the targets is former President Barack Obama, Black Lives Matter, Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters, Bill and Hillary Clinton and Rep. Adam Schiff, who as Democratic chairman of the House Intelligence Committee is leading the impeachment inquiry of Trump.
CNN, The Washington Post, BBC, PBS, NBC and Politico are among the news organisations depicted as victims of the fake Trump's violent fury.
The White House declined immediate comment.