A video purportedly showing President Donald Trump assaulting a Marine and ripping off his cover is fake—additionally, claims that CNN was trying to spin a false narrative by sharing the video are false. When the video of Trump retrieving a Marine’s cover went viral last week, CNN reported on and aired the real footage.
According to Snopes, the claim was widely circulated online, including one post from the Women for Trump Movement II Facebook page, which claimed that “Fraud News CNN” had aired a video of Trump assaulting a Marine and removing his cover. In the video, it appears that Trump, who is standing in front of the Marine, tore off the Marine’s cover and tossed it on the ground. The video, however, was created by using genuine footage and playing it in reverse.
In the real video, Trump can be seen retrieving a Marine’s cover, which
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