PRES. TRUMP Re-Election Campaign Uses DARK KNIGHT RISES Music, BATMAN's Owners Strike Back

Donald and Melania Trump
Donald and Melania Trump at at "The Dark Knight Rises" World Premiere in 2012
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Donald and Melania Trump at at "The Dark Knight Rises" World Premiere in 2012
Donald and Melania Trump at at "The Dark Knight Rises" World Premiere in 2012
Credit: Debby Wong / Shutterstock.com

A 2020 re-election video by U.S. President Donald Trump using music from the score of The Dark Knight Rises has been removed from Twitter after being reported for copyright infringement by the film's owners, Warner Bros., according to Daily News.

The tweet (which has now been deleted) read "MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!" followed with the embedded video which used music from Hans Zimmer's "Why Do We Fall?" Initially the video was removed but the tweet remained, with a Twitter statement reportedly saying "this media has been disabled in response to a report by the copyright owner."

"The use of Warner Bros.' score from The Dark Knight Rises in the campaign video was unauthorized,” a Warner Brothers spokesperson said in a statement provided to Daily News.

Trump has long associated himself with Batman.

Portions of The Dark Knight Rises were filmed at the businessman's Trump Tower in New York City. Later he and his wife, Melania, attended the premiere of the film in 2012.

In 2015 while on a campaign stop in Iowa, Trump was reportedly asked by a nine-year-old if he was Batman, with the now-President affirming "I am Batman.

Back in January 2017, Trump gave a speech which some compared to lines from The Dark Knight Rises's Bane

"Today we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another or from one party to another, but we are transferring the power from Washington D.C. and giving it back to you, the people,” Trump said on January 20, 2017.

In 2012's The Dark Knight Rises, Tom Hardy (as Bane) said "We take Gotham from the corrupt! The rich! The oppressors of generations who have kept you down with myths of opportunity, and we give it back to you, the people."

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