US President Donald Trump’s campaign team for 2020 presidential elections put out a video of him as Thanos, the supervillain from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The team tweeted a clip from Avengers: Endgame where Trump, just like Thanos, snaps his infinity gauntlet to wipe out House of Representatives’ Speaker Nancy Pelosi, along with other Democrats, who initiated the impeachment proceeding against the US president.
House Democrats can push their sham impeachment all they want.— Trump War Room (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TrumpWarRoom) December 10, 2019
President Trump's re-election is 𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘃𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲. pic.twitter.com/O7o02S26nS
Trump team made an obvious blunder while putting out the video since Thanos was not the hero of the Avengers series but a supervillain who fails while trying to wipe out half of the universe. People were quick to notice the miscalculation and questioned if they were trying to project Trump as 'narcissistic' villain. In the end, Thanos was outsmarted by the Avengers, so Bernie Sanders' team latched onto it and shared another video showing the Democrats who endorsed Sanders, including Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, as the saviours of humanity.
The creator of Thanos's character, Jim Starlin, called Trump a 'pompous fool' and said that he felt violated. Starlin noted that Trump enjoys "comparing himself to a mass murderer" adding that even "national nightmares" come to an end. Social media criticised the team for the campaign tactics asked if Republican's are trying to destroy the democracy symbolised through Thanos. "So Trump is Thanos and the Democrats are the Avengers trying to restore democracy that evil Republicans have nearly destroyed. Glad we’re on the same page," commented a user.
Trump's team is presenting him as a narcissistic child-abusing villain intent on wiping out half of all life, AND picked the moment right before Thanos was defeated. #TheBestPeople https://t.co/mNtVGL1Wqa— Gerry Duggan (@GerryDuggan) December 10, 2019