Trump shares movie trailer-style video set to 'Dark Knight' music

President TrumpDonald John TrumpButtigieg surges ahead of Iowa caucuses Biden leads among Latino Democrats in Texas, California Kavanaugh hailed by conservative gathering in first public speech since confirmation MORE on Tuesday tweeted out a movie trailer-style video that featured footage of his critics and some of his work as president set to the score of "The Dark Knight" trilogy of films.

Trump tweeted out the two-minute clip with the message "MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!"

Twitter later disabled the video, saying it took the action in response to a report from the copyright owner.


The video began with the message "First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they call you racist." Trump has used a similar quote in the past, attributing it to Mahatma Gandhi, though there is no evidence Gandhi said it.

The words appeared before footage of some of the president's most prominent critics. Among those featured in the video were former President Obama, Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonJordan calls Pelosi accusing Trump of bribery 'ridiculous' DOJ watchdog won't let witnesses submit written feedback on investigation into Russia probe: report What are Republicans going to do after Donald Trump leaves office? MORE, former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonBill Clinton advises Trump to ignore impeachment: 'You got hired to do a job' GOP senators balk at lengthy impeachment trial Biden, Sanders, Warren, Buttigieg, Harris lead Trump in Georgia: Poll MORE, comedians Amy Schumer and Rosie O’Donnell, and actor Bryan Cranston.

The video then transitioned to a mashup of footage from Trump's time in the White House, including meetings with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a trip to Alabama to meet with tornado victims, and campaign events.

"Your vote proved them all wrong," text on the video read.

It closed with an image of a Trump campaign logo and "2020," suggesting it was in support of the president's reelection.

The video appeared to be set to an instrumental track from the soundtrack of the 2012 film "The Dark Knight Rises." Warner Bros., the studio behind the Batman films, said Tuesday that it would take legal action to have the video taken down.

“The use of Warner Bros.’ score from The Dark Knight Rises in the campaign video was unauthorized. We are working through the appropriate legal channels to have it removed," a spokesperson for the studio said in a statement.

Trump has previously used pop culture references to support his policies, such as his use of a "Game of Thrones"-style meme to tout sanctions last year.

It's unclear who made the video. Neither the White House nor the Trump campaign immediately responded to a request for comment.

Official White House photographs are not permitted to be used in commercial or political materials, so Trump could run into trouble if he adopts them in his campaign.

Obama used White House photos in his reelection bid, however a spokesman at the time suggested the ban might be overstated.

--This report was updated on April 10 at 7:16 a.m.