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Donald Trump posts sensationalist ad slamming Syrian refugees

Lauded as 2016's most social media–savvy candidate, Donald Trump's micro attack ads on Instagram can sometimes be kind of funny. Other times, however, they can be despicable — like this one he released on Tuesday, which suggests that ISIS could be "pouring into our great country" in the form of Syrian refugees.

"Refugees are pouring into our great country from Syria. We don't even know who they are. They could be ISIS, they could be anybody. What's our president doing, is he insane?" Trump rants from his office chair.

What is our President doing?

A video posted by Donald J. Trump (@realdonaldtrump) on Nov 17, 2015 at 7:35am PST

In addition to being xenophobic, there are a number of errors in what Trump claims. Chief among them, we actually do know who the refugees are — and they're not ISIS. They're also not "pouring" in.

"Refugees are fleeing fear," Babar Baloch, a U.N. refugee agency spokesman, said in August. "Refugees are not to be feared."