Trump tells story about Muslims being shot with bullets dipped in pig's blood

Republican presidential candidate Donald TrumpDonald TrumpReport: German gov't thinks Trump would wreck US economy Financial group apologizes for Giuliani's 'unscripted' event speech: report Gingrich: 'No excuse ever' for 3 a.m. tweeting MORE on Friday spread an apparent hoax about Muslims being executed with bullets “dipped in pig’s blood.” 

The real estate mogul told supporters at a rally in Charleston, S.C., about US General John Pershing executing dozens of Muslim prisoners in the Philippines in the early 20th century.

ADVERTISEMENT
“He took 50 bullets and he dipped them in pig’s blood,” Trump said. “And he had his men load his rifles and he lined up the fifty people, and they shot 49 of those people. And the 50th person, he said, ‘You go back to your people and you tell them what happened.’ And for 25 years there wasn’t a problem.” 

The story appears to a false, according to Snopes.com

But that didn’t stop Trump. 

“We better start getting tough and we better start getting vigilant, and we better start using our heads or we’re not gonna have a country, folks,” Trump said.