WHCA calls on Trump to denounce video depicting him shooting media outlets

The White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) on Sunday called on President TrumpDonald John TrumpCNN's Don Lemon explains handling of segment after Trump criticism NPR reporter after Pompeo clash: Journalists don't interview government officials to score 'political points' Lawyer says Parnas can't attend Senate trial due to ankle bracelet MORE to denounce a video reportedly shown at a conservative conference that depicts him gunning down media organizations.

WHCA President Jon Karl issued a statement following a New York Times report that said the video was shown at an American Priority event over the weekend at Trump's Doral resort in Miami.

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"The WHCA is horrified by a video reportedly shown over the weekend at a political conference organized by the President’s supporters at the Trump National Doral in Miami," Karl said. "All Americans should condemn this depiction of violence directed toward journalists and the President’s political opponents."

"We have previously told the President his rhetoric could incite violence," Karl continued. "Now we call on him and everybody associated with this conference to denounce this video and affirm that violence has no place in our society."

The video, which has been uploaded to YouTube and Twitter since the Times first reported on it, is taken from a clip of the film "Kingsman: The Secret Service," and shows Trump's head superimposed on the body of a character going on a violent rampage inside the “Church of Fake News." 

He is depicted gunning down and stabbing people with the faces of his critics and media organizations' logos superimposed onto them. Among the outlets featured in the video are Politico, The Washington Post, NPR and The Hill.

Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpTrump allies to barnstorm Iowa for caucuses Comedians post fake Army recruitment posters featuring Trump Jr. Trump Jr., Ivanka garner support in hypothetical 2024 poll MORE, former White House press secretary Sarah HuckabeeSarah Elizabeth SandersSarah Sanders says she 'can't think of anything dumber than' having Congress run foreign policy Rapid turnover shapes Trump's government God did not elect Trump, people did MORE Sanders and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantisRonald Dion DeSantisFlorida Supreme Court rules convicted felons must pay fines, fees before voting Florida moves to purchase land to protect Everglades from oil drilling Top Latino group: Trump is about to hold a 'fake Christian campaign rally' MORE (R) were among those scheduled to speak at the American Priority conference. The event's organizer denounced the video and said his organization was looking into how it was shown at the event.

Trump has throughout his presidency derided the media, often singling out specific reporters and organizations for criticism. He labels coverage he dislikes "fake news" and has described certain organizations as the "enemy of the people."

He has continued hammering the press despite those in the industry and in Congress warning that it could lead to violence, and even after one of his supporters mailed explosive devices to CNN and some of the president's prominent critics.