Yesterday, the Trump campaign debuted a new 2020 Presidential ad set to music from “The Dark Knight Rises” and in less than three hours, it had over a million views.
Warner Brothers said not so fast, and the President’s tweet with the link to the video has been deleted. Sources say Warner Bros. Pictures filed a copyright infringement complaint to have the video taken down.
According to Buzzfeed:
In a statement Tuesday night, Warner Bros. confirmed it was taking action over the video.
“The use of Warner Bros.’ score from The Dark Knight Rises in the campaign video was unauthorized,” a spokesperson said. “We are working through the appropriate legal channels to have it removed.”
As the music was playing, dramatic scenes from Trump’s first term in office were shown with messages over a dark background that read, “First they ignore you,” Then they laugh at you” and “Then they call you racist.”
The video ended with “your vote proved them all wrong” and referred to the 2020 election as “the great victory.”
The White House has not commented on the removal of the video.