Published On: Tue, Jan 5th, 2016

Donald Trump campaign misrepresents Morocco as Mexican border, ‘1000 percent on purpose’

US presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign team admits it misrepresented footage in a recent campaign ad of a border skirmish by using Morocco as a stand-in for Mexico.

photo/painting by donkeyhotey

photo/painting by donkeyhotey

The ad titled “Make America Great Again” shows a crowd of what is supposedly Mexican immigrants rushing towards a border crossing with the caption “Stop Illegal Immigration.” Truth is, the border in question is actually 5,000 miles away from Mexico in Melilla, a north African Spanish enclave.

The footage used in the campaign is from May 2014, when 800 migrants attempted to cross the triple fence border from Morocco into Spain. Video clip is at the bottom.

Check it out below.

Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski told NBC News that the footage was not a mistake, claiming it was “1,000 percent on purpose.”

“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,” Lewandowski said.

The ad also makes claims that Trump will “Cut the head off of ISIS” and reminds viewers of the candidate’s controversial plan for a “temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States until we can figure out what’s going on.”

Hispanics have long criticized Trump’s attitude towards Mexico after he described immigrants from south of the border as criminals, drug dealers, and rapists.


photo/ screenshot of video coverage

photo/ screenshot of video coverage

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