A new anti-Trump advertisement produced by Mike Bloomberg’s presidential campaign mistakenly included a photo taken of caged migrants during the Obama administration, The Daily Caller reported.
The ad, which was posted on Twitter Sunday night, was meant to criticize the “change” that has occurred since President Trump took office.
“America demanded change, and change is what we got,” the narrator states before a montage of footage is rolled purportedly displaying events that have taken place during Trump’s presidency.
Donald Trump said he was going to bring change to this country.
— Mike Bloomberg (@MikeBloomberg) February 3, 2020
A good portion of the photos and videos displayed as part of the montage aim to show the negative effects of Trump’s immigration enforcement policies on the southern border. At one point during the montage, a photo of migrants caged in at a holding facility is shown.
The photo’s inclusion in the ad encapsulates what the Bloomberg campaign views as Trump’s harsh treatment of immigrants. The only problem is that this photo was taken in 2014 during Barack Obama’s presidency.
The Daily Caller compared the still image from the video to a photo taken by Ross D. Franklin of the Associated Press on June 18, 2014 and concluded that they are the same image.
For example, the crossed legs of the individual laying down in the Bloomberg photo is the same as the crossed-legged individual seen in the middle of Franklin’s photo. The placing of the three mats near the head of the individual are stacked in the exact same position, as well.
In the background of both images, one individual with a black shirt is seen sitting next to others with white shirts. Additionally, a row of five individuals with white shirts are seen sitting together, their backs turned to the camera, at a table in both images.
We’ve included the photo so that you can see for yourself:
The photo’s description reads: “Detainees sleep and watch television in a holding cell where hundreds of mostly Central American immigrant children are being processed and held at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Nogales Placement Center on June 18, 2014, in Nogales, Arizona.”
TheBlaze has reached out to the Bloomberg campaign for comment, and the story will be updated accordingly.
At the time of this story’s publication, the ad had not been amended or removed from Twitter.
Author: Phil Shiver