Response to a doctored video showing President Donald Trump going on a murderous shooting spree against his perceived enemies -- that was shown to his fans at a Trump hotel -- was overwhelmingly greeted on Twitter with horror and disgust late Sunday night.
The video that was widely shared online is based on a scene from the film “The Kingsman: The Secret Service,” and was shown at an event that featured Don Trump Jr. and former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders.
In the video, the face of the president was edited in and he is seen slaughtering characters with faces featuring logos for CNN, NPR and Black Lives Matter -- among others -- as they worshipped in the "Church of Fake News.”
Reaction was quick and condemnatory across the board.
You can see some comments below:
Not the most important nit to pick, but, I don't think this "shows how Mr. Trump’s anti-media language has influenc… https://t.co/x3KUCbIMn5— Brian Beutler (@Brian Beutler) 1571020136.0
The video of a mass shooting by the President inside a church is reminiscent of the Charleston shooting. Executing… https://t.co/DD21z04rOC— Shannon Watts (@Shannon Watts) 1571022194.0
It’s sickening to realize Trump’s supporters at a conference feasted on a fabricated video of Trump shooting, stabb… https://t.co/HKTNTtBVbF— Steven Beschloss (@Steven Beschloss) 1571030262.0
Don't let this video becocme reality. Condemn Trump and his supporters for condoning this. Trump sets the tone for… https://t.co/4hwkqyER06— Jill Wine-Banks (@Jill Wine-Banks) 1571021935.0
If anyone posted an altered video depicting Trump being murdered in a church they would get a knock on the door fro… https://t.co/PJYWiAIrMH— Scott Stedman (@Scott Stedman) 1571016727.0
During a trump era of - mass shootings - church shootings - threats against the Free Press A fake video was shown… https://t.co/Jdn5On5fKf— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@BrooklynDad_Defiant!) 1571021723.0
In the middle of the church, fake Trump pulls a gun & begins a graphic rampage. “As the parishioners try to flee, t… https://t.co/rfLxqHuREz— Charles M. Blow (@Charles M. Blow) 1571024785.0
“Several of Mr. Trump’s top surrogates — including his son Donald Trump Jr., his former spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee… https://t.co/dCFQCKFmdT— Jon Favreau (@Jon Favreau) 1571016071.0
sorry to be all partisan but i think the video played at the trump conference of trump shooting up a church and vio… https://t.co/he8Wg4N0o8— Andrew Lawrence (@Andrew Lawrence) 1571019998.0
@NickKristof How did the attendees react to this? Any protests, complaints, or just chuckles and applause at a vide… https://t.co/XCTMw1fFkj— Laura SL (@Laura SL) 1571025390.0
@NickKristof Looks like the Republican Party is part of an 8chan domestic terrorist group. Get your armored vehicl… https://t.co/uATU6FRBDg— Riverseeker (@Riverseeker) 1571015518.0
@NickKristof You can tell a lot about people by what they think is funny.— ireadivote (@ireadivote) 1571018047.0
@NickKristof @Gotherrific It is disgusting but,sadly , not surprising.— kev (@kev) 1571037378.0
@NickKristof Back to you, evangelicals. He’s the chosen one.— Asha (@Asha) 1571015563.0
@NickKristof He’s sending a message, he wants to start a civil war!!— Bry (@Bry) 1571019381.0
We have enough mass shootings, we have enough journalists killed in the line of duty around the world--we don't nee… https://t.co/Cc2WRxEtlq— Nicholas Kristof (@Nicholas Kristof) 1571015554.0