White House press organization condemns controversial pro-Trump video depicting violence against journalists

White House press organization condemns controversial pro-Trump video depicting violence against journalists
President Donald J. Trump talks to members of the press on the South Lawn of the White House Friday, October 4, 2019, prior to boarding Marine One en route the Walter Reed Emergency Landing Zone in Bethesda, Md. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)

On Sunday the White House Correspondents Association denounced a video shown at a political event for President Donald Trump at a Trump resort in Miami, one that reportedly depicted the president committing acts of violence against media outlets.

In a statement issued in the name of organization president Jonathan Karl, who is also the Chief White House Correspondent for ABC News, the WHCA said it was "horrified" by the video, according to Politico. The video reportedly edited a scene from the 2014 film "Kingsman: The Secret Service" to depict Trump shooting parishioners at the "Church of Fake News" that had the logos of media organizations superimposed on their bodies. The targets included CNN, NBC, NPR, Politico, PBS, Vice News and The Washington Post, as well as Black Lives Matter, according to the initial New York Times report on the video in question.

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