Donald Trump’s First Campaign Ad is as Misleading as You Would Think

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Donald Trump released his FIRST television campaign commercial and it zeroes in on some of his favorite talking points: immigration and ISIS. As usual, Trump focuses on inflammatory language but this time, he also uses footage that could be described as misleading.

The video opens with images of ISIS fighters and Trump reiterating his plan to ban Muslim immigrants.

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He drops the kind of threats we’re all used to hearing:

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And somehow, Trump thought the threat of terrorism was a good segue for immigration.

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Here’s the footage used in the campaign ad to show the “situation” at the border.

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Trump’s campaign used the footage to show the “flood” of illegal immigrants at the US-Mexico border.

However, the footage is not from the US at all.

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It’s actually Moroccan immigrants crossing into Spain… in 2014!

The ad makes it appear there are droves of people rushing the southern border on a daily basis.

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And the Trump campaign sees nothing wrong with the footage they used.

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Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, further articulated the point on NBC News saying: “No sh– it’s not the Mexican border, but that’s what our country is going to look like. This was 1,000 percent on purpose.”

Watch the full campaign ad below:

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