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Trump's team share bizarre campaign video of the President as Marvel villain Thanos
11 December 2019, 18:04
President Donald Trump's campaign team have released a bizarre video portraying him as Marvel super-villain Thanos.
The clip, which was posted on Twitter, shows the President's face superimposed onto the character's body.
His team have chosen a scene in the Avengers: Endgame film in which Thanos says "I am inevitable" before wiping out half of the world's species.
It then cuts to House speaker Nancy Pelosi discussing the president's possible impeachment before she also disappears into a cloud of dust.
The tweet was captioned: "House Democrats can push their sham impeachment all they want.
"President Trump's re-election is inevitable."
House Democrats can push their sham impeachment all they want.— Trump War Room (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TrumpWarRoom) December 10, 2019
President Trump's re-election is 𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘃𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲. pic.twitter.com/O7o02S26nS
Jim Starlin, the creator of the Avengers supervillain, has spoken out against the advert.
He said: "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."
The comic book writer, who created Thanos in 1973, continued: "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."
The clip comes in the wake of the House Democrats introducing two article of impeachment against the president.
The two charges accuse Trump of an abuse of power and obstruction of congress.
He told a campaign rally that the charges have "pushed up his support" and will actually aid his re-election.