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Trump campaign video shows president as Yoda decapitating cable news networks on Star Wars day

The Hill logo The Hill 5/4/2020 Justine Coleman
Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: Trump campaign video shows president as Yoda decapitating cable news networks on Star Wars day © UPI Photo Trump campaign video shows president as Yoda decapitating cable news networks on Star Wars day

President Trump's campaign tweeted out a video Monday showing the president as Yoda decapitating cable news networks.

The video, timed for May 4 and "Star Wars Day" and taken from a scene from "Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith," pastes the president's face on Yoda.

It begins with presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden's face on Emperor Palpatine as he directs a scout trooper, labeled with CNN's logo, to execute Order 66 to kill the Jedi.

The CNN scout trooper approaches Trump as Yoda, along with another scout trooper labeled with MSNBC's logo, before Trump decapitates both troopers.

The campaign tweeted the video with the caption, "May The 4th Be With You!" on what has been designated as Star Wars Day.

MSNBC, CNN and the Biden campaign did not immediately return requests for comment.

The video was posted as the U.S. faces the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 1.1 million and killed more than 68,000 people in the U.S., according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

In October, The New York Times reported that a video depicting the president shooting and stabbing media organizations and his critics was shown at a conservative conference at the Doral resort. The reports of this video prompted backlash among his opponents.

Trump also came under scrutiny in 2017 for tweeting a video taken from the WWE that showed him beating up a CNN character.

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