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Warner Bros. files copyright claim after Trump shares video with music from 'Dark Knight'

The Hill logo The Hill 4/10/2019 Justin Wise

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: Warner Bros. files copyright claim after Trump shares video with music from 'Dark Knight' © Getty Images Warner Bros. files copyright claim after Trump shares video with music from 'Dark Knight' Warner Bros. Pictures is filing a copyright infringement complaint as part of an effort to have a video President Trump shared taken down.

The studio is taking the step because Trump used the instrumental track from the studio's 2012 film, "The Dark Knight Rises," when he posted a move-style trailer on Twitter on Tuesday, Warner Bros. confirmed to The Hill.

Trump tweeted the two-minute clip with the accompanying message, "Make American Great Again!"

The clip, which closes with an image of a Trump campaign logo and "2020," features numerous figures who have repeatedly criticized the president, including former President Obama, Hillary Clinton, former President Bill Clinton, comedians Amy Schumer and Rosie O'Donnell, and actor Bryan Cranston.

"First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they call you racist," blares a message at the beginning of the video.

The video later transitions to clips of Trump's time in the White House, campaign rallies and his meetings with foreign leaders. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are shown in the two-minute clip.

It remains unclear who produced the video. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill.

This isn't the first time Trump has used pop culture references to promote his agenda. The president promoted sanctions against Iran with a "Game of Thrones"-style meme in November.


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