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Donald Trump's Lawyer Grudgingly Admits Using Morocco Footage Was A Mistake

Trump's deceptive political ad is creating problems for his campaign and put his lawyer on the defensive during CNN interview.
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Donald Trump's campaign has been hit hard for using video footage in his first ad from Morocco to simulate massive immigrants rushing through US borders

The clear suggestion is that the footage is of the "southern border" between the United States and Mexico. But it’s not -- it’s 5,000 miles away, in a small Spanish enclave on the mainland of Morocco.

Today, Trump's attorney begrudgingly, ever so slightly backtracked and admitted it was a mistake to do.

Michael Cohen, special counsel to Trump and executive vice president of the Trump Organization, said on CNN Tuesday there's "no doubt" someone made a mistake, but the message behind the Republican's first TV ad still stands.

"I think the point is well taken that we have 2,000 miles of open border at the southern border and, well, whoever the person is I’m sure I’ll be sending them a letter very soon on behalf of Mr. Trump, but the bottom line is it’s the same thing," Cohen told CNN's Chris Cuomo. "The point is that they're coming through."

He went on: "Yeah, I’m going to have a conversation with whoever made the mistake – there’s no doubt about that – but the truth is people are pouring through our borders which are open."

Cohen later walked back the remarks in an email to The Washington Post, saying he does not speak for Trump or the campaign.

"I wasn't aware of the question as stated, knew little about the ad or campaign strategy," he said.

Cohen tried to filibuster his way out of the lying video, but Cuomo kept pressing him on it. I'm sure if Bernie put out an ad that used lying video to make a point, Trey Gowdy would be empowered to lead a panel investigation against him. Not that it would get anywhere mind you, but you get the point.


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