Politics Donald Trump's first TV ad shows migrants 'at the southern border,' but they're actually in Morocco

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    In a new television ad -- his campaign’s first -- Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump shows footage of dozens of people swarming over a border fence. But the footage isn’t as it seems.

    About halfway through the ad, a narrator says of Trump, "He'll stop illegal immigration by building a wall on our southern border that Mexico will pay for." Video footage shows dozens of people streaming across the border, as if they were ants fleeing an anthill.

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    The clear suggestion is that the footage is of the "southern border" between the United States and Mexico. But it’s not -- it’s 5,000 miles away, in a small Spanish enclave on the mainland of Morocco.

    PolitiFact was able to trace the footage back to the Italian television network RepubblicaTV. On May 3, 2014, the network posted footage of Moroccans 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.

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    The RepubblicaTV video is time-stamped May 1, 2014. According to the description posted by the network (and using Google Translate) the video was released by the Interior Ministry in Madrid, showing an "onslaught of hundreds of migrants to the wall that separates the Spanish enclave of Melilla from Morocco. About 800 tried to cross the border on May 1st. Those who failed to escape the control of the Civil Guard were hanging on the barriers for six hours before being rejected."

    The 2014 RepubblicaTV video resurfaced a year later, in a July 2015 YouTube post titled, "1,000s of immigrants try to cross the border at once." It makes no reference to the location.

    By the time the footage made it into Trump’s ad, both RepubblicaTV’s logo and the 2014 time stamp were no longer visible.

    Regardless of Trump’s imagery, the Pew Research Center noted last month that "for the first time since the 1940s, more immigrants from Mexico are leaving the U.S. than coming into the country. The shift is due to several reasons, including slow economic recovery after the Great Recession that may have made the U.S. less attractive, as well as stricter enforcement of U.S. immigration laws, particularly at the border."

    Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks said she did not know the source of the video included in the ad and that she doesn't speak for the video production company.

    Our ruling

    Trump’s television ad purports to show Mexicans swarming over "our southern border." However, the footage used to support this point actually shows African migrants streaming over a border fence between Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla, more than 5,000 miles away. We rate the claim Pants on Fire.



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    You are very rude, and I will never call on you.
     
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    A misleading political ad? I cannot believe our political process has been so besmirched
     
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    I don't fault him. He thinks the Taj Mahal is in New Jersey.
     
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    Pero yo tengo el derecho de hacer una pregunta. :(
     
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    Oh, you college types with your f-ing details. Morocco. Mexico. Same place.


    And I can see that place from my living room window.
     
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    If Istanbul was Constantinople :dance2:
     
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    How dare you, sir.
     
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    He may be good with running companies, not so much with geography.
     
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    Sorry, I didn't mean to spy; but I really do have a lovely view here from my office in San Francisco.
     
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    So what... The imagery gets the point across that hundreds of thousands are coming here illegally. We are broke and 20 trillion in debt. We are a very poor country, and can't afford to pay for illegals with a credit card. If you want illegals here, no one is stopping you from writing a check to Uncle Sam. Fucking hypocrites all y'all Trump criticizers.
     
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    People that dont buy the lies, the fear mongering and clown show are hypocrites? No, you're the hypocrite.
     
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    Oh course, he's always been pathological lying scumbag.
     
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    No. It's the reply from Hillary the other day...regarding the heckler
    It' would almost make sense IF it had the hillary pic.
     
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    The Donald understands that making 'murica great again means a return to the days when we knew absolutely nothing about the outside world.

    Just remember, as Abe Lincoln himself said: "Mind boggling ignorance and inattention to facts in defense of liberty is no vice; education for our populace is no virtue, as it costs too much."
     
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    Was Prince Ranier there?

    :giggle:
     
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    I don't see you spending your personal money to host a Syrian refugee family. It common sense solution not fear mongering. Fucking country is going down the drain, and he wants political correctness. Trump loses and it's probably your future that's probably going to be adversely impacted. We have over 100 trillion dollars in unfunded liabilities.... And you want more illegals. I suppose it's too late already....
     
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