Thanos Creator Calls Trump "Pompous Fool" Over Campaign Video

Brenda Watkins
December 12, 2019

Donald Trump's campaign late Tuesday tweeted a weird and disturbing video comparing the president to Thanos, a Marvel villain from The Avengers who snaps his fingers to destroy half the world's population.

"House Democrats can push their sham impeachment all they want", the tweet said. "President Trump's re-election is inevitable", a tweet from Trump's campaign read.

The video shows President Trump's face photo-shopped over Thanos where, appropriately, with his right hand (the Thanos snap is left-handed; Tony Stark wore it on the right hand) he snaps, with the footage then showing members of the democratic party at a speech turning to dust.

The video features Trump's head superimposed onto Thanos as he delivers his famous "I am inevitable" line from Avengers: Endgame before snapping his fingers.

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The imagery used clearly is meant to frame Trump as an unbeatable candidate (either in the election, the impeachment or both) but even that doesn't make much sense because, ultimately, Thanos was defeated by the Avengers who use a time travel approach to get their much-needed rematch. Needless to say, users of Twitter flamed the hell out of Trump for this one. The big guy was finally snuffed in this year's Avengers: Endgame, which has been seen by millions of fans (it now ranks as the highest-grossing film in Hollywood history) even if the president's circle somehow missed it.

Starlin introduced Thanos in the Marvel comic books in 1973, writing and drawing the character.

He continued: "These are sad and odd times we are going through".

For the uninitiated, in the Avengers films, Thanos is responsible for the destruction of half of all living things in the universe.

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