Trump tweets bizarre spoof video of him delivering speech from Independence Day featuring Ivanka, far-right activist Jack Posobiec, Fox News’ Sean Hannity and other MAGA supporters
- Trump on Saturday tweeted the video made by supporter ‘Mad Liberals’
- Meme artist created the clip from the climactic scene from Independence Day
- Shows Trump addressing the troops before final assault on alien invaders
- Background includes cameos from a wide range of hardcore Trump supporters
- They range from well-known Sean Hannity to lesser-known Twitter personalities
- Far-right provocateur Jack Posobiec was also included, drawing backlash
President Donald Trump has tweeted an offbeat video made by a fan, depicting him in the role of fictional President Thomas J. Whitmore in the 1996 film Independence Day.
Trump on Saturday evening shared the video, created by the anonymous meme artist known as ‘Mad Liberals,’ without adding any comments of his own.
The video shows Trump delivering the movie’s famous speech at Area 51 in which Whitmore, portrayed by Bill Pullman, calls upon a ragtag band of military pilots as well as civilian volunteers to launch a final, last ditch assault on the alien invaders poised to destroy Earth’s major cities.
Response to the video was predictably divided along party lines, with Trump’s supporters applauding it as humorous and inspiring, and his detractors panning it as narcissistic and possibly racist.
The video shows Trump delivering the movie’s famous speech at Area 51 in which Whitmore, portrayed by Bill Pullman, calls upon a ragtag band to launch a final assault on the aliens
Fox News hosts Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson are among the real-life figures digitally inserted into the crowd scene from Independence Day
Lesser known figures from the Trump-supporting ‘Meme Team’ were also included
In addition to digitally mapping Trump’s face over Pullman, the video depicts a wide range of the president’s supporters as pilots listening to his speech.
Trump’s 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale features prominently, as do Ivanka Trump, Don Trump Jr, and Vice President Mike Pence.
Senator Ted Cruz is seen choking back a tear alongside Rep. Matt Gaetz, as Fox News hosts Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson look on stoically.
Also seen are pundits Dan Bongino, Dinesh D’Souza, Mark Dice, David Harris Jr, and Brenden Dilley, as well as comedian Terrence K. Williams.
White House deputy communications chief Dan Scavino also features, along with Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk and creative officer Benny Johnson.
Ted Cruz choked back tears in the video as Ivanka Trump looked on from the background
Trump’s campaign manager Brad Parscale (front) also featured prominently in the crowd scene
One cameo sparked particular backlash, that of One America News Network commentator Jack Posobiec (front), a far-right provocateur
One cameo sparked particular backlash, that of One America News Network commentator Jack Posobiec, a far-right provocateur, who was seen superimposed on a character holding a rifle.
‘Trump tweeted out this video that features white nationalist @jackposobiec in it holding a gun,’ tweeted comic video editor Vic Berger IV.
Posobiec has publicly denied that he is a white nationalist and denies being part of the so-called alt-right, a racist offshoot of conservative movement.
Other Trump critics piled on, with one tweeting: ‘When you’re such a bad President, you need to photoshop yourself on a fictional President.’
‘This is how Trump envisions himself… but in reality, we witness Trump not speaking in coherent sentences, lying, and throwing tantrums on the daily,’ another wrote.
Trump’s supporters responded to the video with enthusiasm, however.
‘And ladies and gentlemen u are witnessing the reason why the left is trying to ban political memes from twitter! This. Is. Gold,’ tweeted podcast host Tommy G.
‘Wow that’s a moving speech, Mr. President! Beautifully said!’ one person tweeted.