Warner Bros. filed a copyright claim late Tuesday against President Donald Trump for using the theme music of “The Dark Knight Rises,” in a re-election video posted to the president’s Twitter feed.
“The use of Warner Bros.’ score from The Dark Knight Rises in the campaign video was unauthorized, ” the company said in a statement according to Politico’s Bill Kuchman. “We are working through the appropriate legal channels to have it removed.”
The two-minute video which featured several still shots of Trump’s political and personal adversaries, including former President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Rosie O’Donnell has been removed from Twitter. (RELATED: Hillary Adviser Brags After Poking Fun At McConnell Disability)
Trump’s 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale called the decision to remove the video “sad,” while attacking AT&T, which owns Warner Bros and WarnerMedia.
“Sad to see an AT&T owned company pull such a great video made by an every day American in good fun,” Parscale said. “AT&T now owns CNN and is positioning themselves as a weapon of the left.
Sad to see an @ATT owned company pull such a great video made by an every day American in good fun. AT&T now owns @CNN and is positioning themselves as a weapon of the left. pic.twitter.com/jP9kM0Rx7p
— Brad Parscale (@parscale) April 10, 2019
The president has made clear his plans to run for re-election in 2020 under the campaign slogan “Keep America Great,” in contrast with his 2016 campaign promise to “Make America Great Again.”
Trump’s 2020 campaign has already set up headquarters in Arlington, Virginia as the election cycle prepares to get underway.