His “fake news” go-to will not save President Donald Trump from the wrath of Warner Bros. Pictures, enraged over his choice of background music.
Nor will it save him from the comics fans behind them for his choice of a score from a certain blockbuster depiction of the Caped Crusader.
A copyright infringement lawsuit is being filed on the film studio’s behalf against the White House for their use of Hans Zimmer’s score from The Dark Knight Rises in a 2020 campaign video which aired on Twitter. The choice of music sampled from the 2012 film, specifically, is titled “Why Do We Fall?” The captions even used the same text as what had been used in the film. As the video runs the text reads, “First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they call you a racist. Donald J. Trump. Your Vote. Proved them all wrong. Trump: The Great Victory. 2020.”
Warner Bros’ demand was that the video – profiling rivals such as Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Amy Schumer, Rosie O’Donnell, and other figures – be removed from Twitter immediately was recently met.
Trump’s absurd history with the Christopher Nolan trilogy includes an instance where he had invited Christian Bale, who had portrayed Bruce Wayne in the films, to Trump Tower in 2011 allegedly believing Bale to actually be Bruce Wayne.
Holy exit from reality, Batman.
Editor’s Note: The video mentioned in this article refers to a clip retweeted by the Trump 2020 presidential campaign that was created by an anonymous user. The video is not official campaign material produced in house by the re-election committee.