Hours after House Democrats unveiled two articles of impeachment against Donald Trump, the president's campaign tweeted a video that was less of a clapback and more of a self-own. The clip shows Trump's head superimposed on the body of Thanos—the murderous supervillain who had wiped out half of the world's population.
"House Democrats can push their sham impeachment all they want," the tweet was captioned. "President Trump's re-election is inevitable."
The video shows Trump as the Mad Titan snapping his fingers, before cutting away to top Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, turning to dust.
The clip, which was taken from Marvel's 2019 film Avengers: Endgame, prompted a mix of reactions—most of which weren't so favorable to Trump. Many were confused as to why POTUS' campaign would compare the president to a bad guy responsible for the demise of billions of people, while others noted that Thanos was ultimately defeated in the film. In fact, the very scene the campaign used ends with Thanos being defeated by Tony Stark/Iron Man played by Robert Downey Jr.
Jim Starlin, the creator of Thanos, explained to The Hollywood Reporter that he was not happy with the move.
"After my initial feeling of being violated, seeing that pompous fool using my creation to stroke his infantile ego, it finally struck me that the leader of my country and the free world actually enjoys comparing himself to a mass murderer," the comic book writer said. "How sick is that? These are sad and strange times we are going through. Fortunately all things, even national nightmares, eventually come to an end."
You can check out reactions to the Thanos/Trump video below.