On Saturday, Donald Trump tweeted out a heavily altered video clip from the hit movie “Independence Day.” Trump’s head is superimposed onto actor Bill Pullman’s character. The altering makes it appear that Trump gives the iconic speech made by the President of the United States in the film.
Trump is not the only superimposed individual in the clip others in the crowd include Donald Trump Jr, Ted Cruz, and Fox News host Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity.
Within hours of being posted the clip had been retweeted over 50,000 times and had over 153,000 likes on Twitter. As of Sunday evening, the post had 248,000 likes.
Actor Bill Pullman played President Thomas J. Whitmore in “Independence Day,” saw the clip and quickly responded. Pullman is a very verbal critic of Trump’s.
“My voice belongs to no one but me, and I’m not running for president — this year,” Pullman told the Hollywood Reporter.
Though Trump’s face is superimposed in the clip the voice is still Pullmans. There is no apparent reason why Trump felt hijacking the moment was a good idea.
“Independence Day” featured a list of high-profile celebrities including Pullman. Will Smith, and Jeff Goldblum.
The White House did not create the video clip. It appears that the video comes from the Twitter account @mad_liberals, which has emerged as one of Trump’s social media keyboard warriors. The video was embedded in Trump’s tweet and not just retweeted, which means that someone messed around with the code before it was shared with Trump’s 80 million followers.