Trump Ad Fact-Checked for Border Footage, Campaign Says ‘No Sh–‘

Getty Images

Donald Trump may have some explaining to do about footage used in his new campaign advertisement, NBC News reported.

Released Monday, the campaign's much-anticipated first TV ad shows migrants on what the narrator claims is the southern border, scattering. But that footage in fact shows a Spanish enclave in Morocco, Politifact has found.

The footage aired on Italian network RepubblicaTV in May of 2014. Trump's ad shows it with narration that says Trump will "stop illegal immigration by building a wall on our southern border that Mexico will pay for."

The campaign has already spent more than $1 million to air the ad in Iowa and New Hampshire. Asked about it, Trump campaign mananger Corey Lewandowski made no apologies, telling NBC News, "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."

Read More

Contact Us