On Tuesday, President Donald Trump released a bizarre 2020 re-election video with the tagline: "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they call you racist." The video was interspersed with shots of D.C. monuments, images of Trump's Democratic opponents, and presidential photo-ops:
There's just one problem with the video: apparently, the use of that music was unauthorized.
According to BuzzFeed News, the score comes from Hans Zimmer's soundtrack for "The Dark Knight Rises," and Warner Bros., which owns the rights, is pursuing legal action to have the video taken down.
BuzzFeed also noted that Trump's campaign did not appear to have made the video in the first place, either — it seems to be a YouTube tribute to him posted to the pro-Trump Reddit thread /r/The_Donald. MateyProductions, the account that posted the video originally, did cite Zimmer as the source for the soundtrack, but judging from Warner Bros.' action, that account may not have had permission to use it either.