Right-Wing Meme Makers Who Attended Trump's Social Media Summit Deny Making Mass Shooting Video, But Revel in Attention - 2019-10-14
A convoluted crew of far-right wing meme makers and attendees of pro-Trump conferences in Miami and Washington have denied creating a doctored video showing the president killing members of the news media — but they are reveling in the attention.
The "Trumpsman" video parody, which was first posted by TheGeekzTeam YouTube channel in July 2018, sparked social media outrage Monday after The New York Times reported it was played at the latest American Priority Conference in Miami last week. The edited clip of the 2017 film The Kingsman shows President Donald Trump's face superimposed onto actor Colin Firth's head as it depicts him killing people inside a church as Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Freebird" plays in the background.
Two individuals who met the president in July at the White House social media summit denied creating the Trumpsman video, but claimed a "friend" made the video.