Trump Campaign Portrays Trump As Thanos, A Genocidal Comic Book Villain
President Donald Trump’s campaign team portrayed Trump as Thanos, a comic book villain known for killing half of all life in the universe, in an ad, according to Business Insider.
Thanos, the main antagonist of the movies “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame”, uses a weapon called the infinity gauntlet to wipe out half of everything in existence.
The video, shared on the Trump War Room Twitter account, which is managed by Trump’s 2020 campaign team, depicted Trump’s face superimposed on Thanos’ body. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff all disappear from existence after the hybrid character snaps his fingers.
House Democrats announced two articles of impeachment against Trump, charging him with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress on Tuesday. Trump accused the Democrats of lying on Twitter. The video was released subsequently.
“House Democrats can push their sham impeachment all they want. President Trump’s re-election is inevitable,” the video’s accompanying tweet read, mirroring Thanos’ catchphrase at the climax of “Avengers: Endgame”.
Twitter users quickly criticized the comparison and brought up the evil nature of Thanos. One Twitter user wrote, “Somebody forgot to tell the Trump War Room how ‘Avengers: Endgame’ ended for Thanos.”
Spoiler alert: he dies.