By Erica Abbott
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 had blown off as a result of the wind from Marine One. He then walked up to the Marine to put the cover back on his head, however, it quickly flew off again. CNN reported:
While boarding Marine One at Joint Base Andrews on Saturday, Trump stopped to retrieve the Marine’s cover — the term used to describe the hat worn by the Marines — which had been blown off his head.While walking up to the helicopter, Trump noticed the cover on the ground in front of him, reached down to pick it up and returned it to the head of the Marine, who was standing at attention next to the helicopter.
Additionally, CNN did air the genuine footage, not the doctored version. The moment quickly grabbed the attention of social media—some praised the president while others questioned why it was newsworthy.
Take a look at how social media reacted to the real video below:
Social Media Reacts to Video of Donald Trump Retrieving Marine’s Cover
Our President just put a Marine’s hat back on after the wind blew it off. Powerful difference from Obama who wouldn’t even salute them! pic.twitter.com/WcfcYFIUYa
— Democrats for Trump (@YoungDems4Trump) July 9, 2017
It is now news when the POTUS shows any sign of decent humanity.
— Darwin Brandis (@DarwinBrandis) July 9, 2017
— Andy Ostroy (@AndyOstroy) July 9, 2017
America is that hat
— its not me (@FancyLaRue79) July 9, 2017
Amazing moment when President Trump picked up this Marine’s hat and placed it back on his head. I love our President! pic.twitter.com/AF2HguFey1
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) July 9, 2017
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Source:: Business 2 Community