Trump Campaign Uses Footage from Poland, South Africa in ‘American Dream’ Thanksgiving Ad squib

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President Trump’s campaign released a Thanksgiving-themed ad earlier this week celebrating America’s inherent greatness. But some of the video’s Americana imagery was taken from foreign countries.

The 43-second video displayed various, traditionally patriotic scenes: families gathering in the kitchen, a kid looking into a telescope, a game of catch, and steelworkers leaving a steel mill. However, two of those vignettes were filmed, respectively, in Poland and South Africa.

The ad, posted on Twitter Monday, features a narrator touting the “American dream” while the clips play and emotional orchestral music swells in the background. It then pivots to footage of Trump greeting and speaking to troops during his Thanksgiving visit to Afghanistan.

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