It took just hours for Warner Brothers to threaten a lawsuit after President Donald Trump posted an insane campaign re-election video that stole the music from Christopher Nolan’s Batman film, “The Dark Knight Rises.”
“The use of Warner Bros.’ score from ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ in the campaign video was unauthorized,” a Warner Brothers spokesperson said in a statement, as Variety reports. “We are working through the appropriate legal channels to have it removed.”
After the lawsuit threat the video was quickly removed from Twitter, just hours after Trump posted it, tweeting, “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.” It had garnered nearly 3 million views.
The response to the Trump 2020 video, which appeared to brag about Trump being racist, was anger and mockery, and confusion.
What the fuck did I just watch? https://t.co/3ZkEPuNCND
— Emily C. Singer (@CahnEmily) April 9, 2019ADVERTISEMENT
On social media, many noted the theft of composer Hans Zimmer’s song, “Why Do We Fall?” – and that it was likely lifted without permission.
Gonna go out on a limb and guess they did not properly license this Hans Zimmer track https://t.co/GHLuoR7fET
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) April 9, 2019
The strange video, which included images of former President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and even Rosie O’Donnell, featured this admission: “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they call you racist.”
Variety notes even the font used was from “The Dark Knight Rises.”
Curiously, Trump has been battling China for intellectual property theft, but has no problem engaging in it himself:
We are not in a trade war with China, that war was lost many years ago by the foolish, or incompetent, people who represented the U.S. Now we have a Trade Deficit of $500 Billion a year, with Intellectual Property Theft of another $300 Billion. We cannot let this continue!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 4, 2018
Trump is unhappy in reality — so he’s inviting everyone into his world of make-believe: columnist
Confabulation is an unintentional event where someone's memory creates "fabricated, distorted, or misinterpreted memories about oneself or the world." Parataxic distortion is when a person tends to "skew perceptions" of others based on fantasy. Then there's political opportunism, a "diagnosis" that plagues politicians almost exclusively. Regardless of the cause, Washington Post syndicated columnist Michael Gerson noted President Donald Trump is not only creating his own reality, he's inviting his supporters to live inside of it.
Trump elicits unintentional laughter in Oval Office meeting: My wars ‘don’t need exit strategies’
President Donald Trump revealed on Tuesday that he does not use exit strategies when planning for war.
During an Oval Office press gaggle, the president was asked if he had a plan for ending a possible war with Iran.
"You're not going to need an exit strategy," Trump opined, possibly misunderstanding the term. "I don't need exit strategies."
Some in the room could be heard audibly laughing as the president answered.
Watch the video below from CNN.
Kid writes lesbian neighbors a note: You’ve ‘given me the courage to come out’
File this one under: why representation matters.Sal Stow and her partner Meghan Stabler of Round Rock, Texas, had no idea that flying a Pride flag outside of their home would lead to a social media blitz, appearances on Good Morning America, entries in People Magazine, or anything short of just a normal day in June. However, what actually happened is one for the record books.