A video clip from Donald’s Trump first official campaign ad that shows migrants storming “our southern border” between Mexico and the United States is actually a 2014 clip from Morocco, according to PolitiFact:
PolitiFact was able to trace the footage back to the Italian television network RepubblicaTV. On May 3, 2014, the network posted footage of Moroccans crossing the border into Melilla, one of two enclaves on the Moroccan coast that are held by Spain. Migrants who cross the border there are essentially entering territory held by a European Union nation, even though they are still on the African continent. (It can also be seen posted by a YouTube user here.)
Here is the video showing the Moroccan migrants.
The PolitiFact reported that a Trump spokesperson “said she did not know the source of the video included in the ad and that she doesn’t speak for the video production company.” NBC News’ Katy Tur tweeted that a Trump campaign manager admitted that the footage is “not the Mexican border but that’s what our country is going to look like if we don’t do anything.”
Later, the Trump campaign issued an official statement:
It was "intentional". New official statement from the Trump campaign: pic.twitter.com/uPzaG5zL2l
— Katy Tur (@KatyTurNBC) January 4, 2016
As a result of the clip, PolitiFact gave the Trump video a rating of “Pants on Fire.” Here is the outlet’s conclusion:
Trump’s television ad purports to show Mexicans swarming over “our southern border.” However, the footage used to support this point actually shows African migrants streaming over a border fence between Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla, more than 5,000 miles away. We rate the claim Pants on Fire.