Trump Ad Shows Moroccan – Not U.S. – Border

A recent advertisement for presidential candidate Donald Trump purported to show hundreds of people streaming across the Mexican border with the U.S. (seen at the :24 mark in the video above).

However, fact-checking organization PolitiFact states that the footage is actually from Morocco.

PolitiFact writes:

PolitiFact was able to trace the footage back to the Italian television network RepubblicaTV. On May 3, 2014, the network posted footage of migrants crossing the border into Melilla, one of two enclaves on the Moroccan coast that are held by Spain. 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.

When asked about the video, Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski told NBC News, “No shit, it’s not the Mexican border but that’s what our country is going to look like. This was 1,000 percent on purpose.”

Below is original footage of the event in Morocco, posted on YouTube, according to PolitiFact.

(Updated article)

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