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President Donald Trump has tried a new way to inspire a country plagued by coronavirus – by borrowing the flamboyant oratory of a fictitious presidential speech from the 1996 blockbuster, “Independence Day.”
He played with the wrong false president.
Trump tweeted a digitally edited video of the famous movie speech on Saturday. The new speech featured his head superimposed on former Gulf War veteran fighter pilot, President Thomas J. Whitmore, played by Bill Pullman.
In the video, which has been viewed more than 15 million times, it appears that Trump is saying the inspirational words about the battle of the coronaviruses, rather than Whitmore gathering his collection of motley fighter pilots with the speech before fighting against the invaders deadly aliens.
“We are fighting for our right to live, to exist,” said Trump’s head in Whitmore’s voice as the music swelled. “We will continue to live. We will survive. Today we celebrate our Independence Day! “
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Even the faces of the spectators are superimposed on the supporters of the president. Sean Hannity of Fox News proudly shakes his head, Senator Ted Cruz is moved to tears, Vice President Mike Pence looks on with admiration, Donald Trump Jr. leads the applause at the end of the President.
Pullman was not amused, sending a statement to Deadline, saying, “My voice is mine, and I’m not running for president this year. “
Vivica Fox, who played Jasmine Dubrow-Hiller in “Independence Day”, tweeted her doubts about the video in full.
“MAKE U SHOW U KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING ?? CANT BELIEVES U WILL INSULT OUR CLASSIC MOVIE THIS WAY! ” she wrote. “YOU HAVE NEVER HAD LEADERSHIP OR THE COURAGE TO DO THIS ROLE! NEVER! “
“Independence Day” was produced by the 20th Century Fox film studio, which is now part of Walt Disney Studio. USA TODAY invited comments.
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