Donald Trump’s campaign posted a campaign clip on Tuesday. The clip was posted to the campaign’s Twitter account. Apparently, Trump’s campaign believes that Trump can be compared to the villain and destroyer of worlds…Thanos from the “Avengers.”
One individual is not happy with the comparison or the use of his character.
Trump’s reelection team posted a clip in which Trump’s head is superimposed onto the body of Thanos from the Avengers movie “Infinity War.” In the video clip, Trump snaps his Democratic enemies, who introduced articles of impeachment on Tuesday, to dust.
The post is captioned “House Democrats can push their sham impeachment all they want. President Trump’s re-election is inevitable.” Clearly the Trump campaign thought this was a clever and funny stance, but the artist who created Thanos back in 1973 is not laughing.
House Democrats can push their sham impeachment all they want.
President Trump's re-election is 𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘃𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲. pic.twitter.com/O7o02S26nS
— Trump War Room (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TrumpWarRoom) December 10, 2019
Jim Starlin the creator of Thanos has spoken out about the newly released clip and made it clear that he finds it anything, but funny.
“After my initial feeling of being violated, seeing that pompous fool using my creation to stroke his infantile ego, it finally struck me that the leader of my country and the free world actually enjoys comparing himself to a mass murderer,” Starlin told the Hollywood Reporter. “How sick is that? These are sad and strange times we are going through. Fortunately all things, even national nightmares, eventually come to an end.”
Starlin isn’t the only individual to speak out about the clip. Historian and author Kevin M. Kruse noted on Twitter that “you’ve made Trump a supervillain and depicted him in the scene where his plan to kill everyone in the universe falls apart due to his arrogance and incompetence.”
You've made Trump a supervillain and depicted him in the scene where his plan to kill everyone in the universe falls apart due to his arrogance and incompetence. pic.twitter.com/2B7KdvI7Y8
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) December 10, 2019
It’s important to note that the scene the Trump campaign used in the clip is from the scene where Thanos dies in the final movie. So, in reality, the Trump campaign shared a clip where the villain is defeated and destroyed.