On Tuesday, President Trump tweeted out a video. He gave no explanation of what it was or where it came from — just an exhortation to “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”
The video was odd — it opened with footage of various Washington landmarks interspersed with clips of Barack Obama and Hillary and Bill Clinton. Then came clips of Trump visiting a factory, Trump meeting with Kim Jong Un, the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearing, and clips of actors Rosie O’Donnell, Bryan Cranston and Amy Schumer, mixed in with shots of Trump at campaign rallies.
As a dramatic score played, words appeared on the screen: “First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they call you racist. Donald J. Trump. Your vote. Proved them all wrong. Trump: The Great Victory 2020.”
Just a few hours later, the video was taken down from YouTube.
At issue was that dramatic score: It is music composed by Hans Zimmer for the soundtrack to the Warner Bros. 2012 Batman film The Dark Knight Rises.