Trump video intercuts Clinton laughing while Benghazi burns

Story highlights

  • The short clip includes testimony from three family members of the victims of the attack
  • Trump has repeatedly criticized Clinton over her handling of the Benghazi attacks

(CNN)Donald Trump on Tuesday posted a clip on Instagram that depicts Hillary Clinton blaming the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi on an online anti-Muslim video.

The short clip, which features doctored footage of Clinton laughing over images of flames in Benghazi, includes testimony from three family members of the victims of the attack who say Clinton told them the video provoked the attack.

    Hillary has bad judgment!

    A video posted by Donald J. Trump (@realdonaldtrump) on

    "We've seen rage and violence directed at American embassies over an awful Internet video," Clinton says at the top of the video in footage of her remarks after following the attack.
    The State Department has since acknowledged that there was no connection between what was later determined to be a pre-planned attack on the U.S. consulate and the online video, which sparked protests in other parts of the Middle East. Initial reports suggested the video might have sparked protests and the attack on the consulate.
    Clinton "lied to me. She told me it was the fault of the video," says Patricia Smith, mother of slain State Department information officer Sean Smith, in a clip from an interview with Fox Business Network.
    The video also includes footage of Charles Woods, the father of CIA contractor Tyrone Woods, claiming Clinton told him, "we are going to have the filmmaker arrested who is responsible for the death of your son."
    Clinton has since said she never blamed the attacks on the online video in her meetings with the families of the Benghazi victims.
    Trump has repeatedly criticized Clinton over her handling of the Benghazi attacks, suggesting that Clinton did not do enough to prevent the attack or mitigate the damage of the attacks.
    He has also previously used footage of Clinton laughing over flames in past Instagram videos he has posted attacking the former secretary of state.