This graphic Trump shooting video is actually from a comic book movie
The video shows President Donald Trump’s face superimposed on characters from a movie where a shooting occurs in a church
A doctored parody video showing President Donald Trump’s head superimposed on a man shooting people who are made to look like Trump’s political enemies and media entities went viral this week, and it originated from a popular comic book film.
The scene shows Trump’s face superimposed over a man who begins a mass shooting inside a church, dubbed the “Church of Fake News” in the doctored video.
The character proceeds to kill multiple people. In the video, names of media entities — like CNN, NPR and more — are slaughtered. Trump’s political rivals — like Utah Sen. Mitt Romney and Rep. Adam Schiff — are also killed in the scene.
The Deseret News decided not to link to the video due to its violent content.
The scene comes from “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” a Matthew Vaughn film based on the “Kingsman” graphic novel.
According to The New York Times, the video was shown to Trump supporters at Trump’s Miami Doral resort over the weekend. President Trump was not there.
The movie scene shows Harry Hart (Colin Firth) going to a local church in search of a villain named Valentine (Samuel L. Jackson), who is planning to make it so that a cellphone signal will make people want to kill each other. All the people at the church try to take down Harry, who, under the spell of the cellphone signal, starts attacking the people trying to kill him.
So yeah. Dark.
As Collider explained, the scene has always been a dark moment in the movie, one that doesn’t exactly leave people feeling uplifted after seeing it.
“The scene has always been bad, and while Vaughn is obviously not responsible for what a Trump follower does with that scene, it brings a troubling light on to the depiction of violence and raises questions about artist responsibility,” according to Collider.