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Donald Trump's first TV ad shows migrants "at the southern border," but they're actually in Morocco

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In a new television ad -- his campaign’s first -- Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump shows footage of dozens of people swarming over a border fence. But the footage isn’t as it seems. About halfway through the ad, a narrator says of Trump, 'He'll stop illegal immigration by building a wall on our southern border that Mexico will pay for.' Video footage shows dozens of people streaming across the border, as if they were ants fleeing an anthill. 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.
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