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On Tuesday, President Trump tweeted a video. He gave no explanation as to what it was or where it came from – only an exhortation to "DO LARGE AMERICA!"
The video was strange – it opened with footage of various Washington monuments interspersed with clips of Barack Obama and Hillary and Bill Clinton. Then came the clips of Trump visiting a factory, Trump's meeting with Kim Jong Un, the confirmation hearing of Brett Kavanaugh, and the clips of the actors Rosie O & # 39; Donnell, Bryan Cranston and Amy Schumer, mixed up with Trump's blows at election rallies.
As a dramatic score, the words appeared on the screen: "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they call you racist, Donald J. Trump, your vote, showed everyone was wrong Trump: The Great Victory 2020."
A few hours later, the video was removed from YouTube.
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That dramatic soundtrack is under discussion: it is a music composed by Hans Zimmer for the soundtrack of the Warner Bros. Batman movie. 2012 The dark knight stands up.
In a statement, Warner Bros. stated that the use of his music by the video was not authorized: "We are working through the appropriate legal channels to remove it."
Trump later deleted the tweet. Starting from Wednesday afternoon, copies close to the video were still on YouTube.
The video apparently was not created by the Trump campaign, but rather by a fan. "The video was made by a supporter," a CNN campaign assistant said. "We like to share the contents of diehard supporters, and this is just another example of how much Trump supporters fight for the President."
The video was released on a pro-Trump Reddit channel last week. The account that posted the video on r / The_Donald subreddit wrote Tuesday that the video was made a couple of weeks ago, and its creator was shocked and happy when Trump shared it.
"I am honored," the person wrote. "My father has [Trump’s] tweet printed so I can frame it. "
Artists such as Neil Young, Pharrell Williams and the Prince estate have previously demanded that Trump's campaign stop playing their music, complaining that their songs had been used without permission.
Brandon Carter of NPR contributed to this report.