The following article contains spoilers for Avengers: Endgame.
The wildly popular Avengers franchise got a political spin on Tuesday in a video from President Donald Trump's reelection campaign featuring disintegrating Democrats and Trump as the super villain Thanos.
The video shows Trump as Thanos claiming "I am inevitable" before snapping his fingers, causing Democratic House leadership to dissolve while announcing articles of impeachment against him.
House Democrats can push their sham impeachment all they want. President Trump's re-election is 𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘃𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲. https://t.co/O7o02S26nS— Trump War Room (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@Trump War Room (Text TRUMP to 88022)) 1576011022.0
The video is supposed to echo the GOP talking point that Democrats have sealed Trump's victory in 2020 by bringing forth articles of impeachment against Donald Trump.
However, portraying Trump as Thanos—an intergalactic menace who wipes out half the living beings in the universe before his ultimate defeat—may not have been the best metaphor.
Then again, it may have been accidental perfection.
Declaring themselves as the bad guys is the most self aware the Trump Campaign has ever been. https://t.co/Wpf9rO0m82— Full Frontal (@Full Frontal) 1576017475.0
@TrumpWarRoom You've made Trump a supervillain and depicted him in the scene where his plan to kill everyone in the… https://t.co/1YgFwgug71— Kevin M. Kruse (@Kevin M. Kruse) 1576012872.0
so Trump is the sociopathic universe destroyer who commits mass murder on a universe-wide scale. okay, welp. https://t.co/QEVIsEUcT7— Josh Marshall (@Josh Marshall) 1576012348.0
the quiet part is being screamed at us https://t.co/g8XY1i8ptv— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar) 1576015374.0
All political views aside, at least Trump's campaign is depicting him as *checks notes* ...the most evil villain i… https://t.co/9mmRI23BYx— Malique (@Malique) 1576015963.0
People couldn't stop pointing out that the moment depicted in the video is right before Thanos is humiliated and defeated.
How perfect for demented Donald Trump to impersonate a genocidal lunatic Marvel character in a bizarre campaign ad.… https://t.co/azUrGH6E57— Spiro Agnew’s Ghost (@Spiro Agnew’s Ghost) 1576013302.0
So the president's own team is portraying him as a genocidal villain that is defeated by the Avengers? Not to men… https://t.co/3goRKQsyW1— Chris Megerian (@Chris Megerian) 1576011708.0
does anyone want to tell them how this movie ended? https://t.co/MjtAZVdcn6— Oliver Willis (@Oliver Willis) 1576011305.0
Did anyone tell Trump2020 that Thanos—the genocidal maniac—dies right at the beginning of the last Avengers movie a… https://t.co/SBrlHdo7u3— Grant Stern (@Grant Stern) 1576011726.0
This isn't the first time Trump and his team have tried and failed to use pop culture to their advantage. Trump himself tweeted a poster of himself a la HBO's Game of Thrones last year, before bringing it to a cabinet meeting. HBO later rebuked him for it.
Marvel has yet to respond to the Trump campaign's video.