Former President Donald Trump was asked to return to Twitter by the platform’s new CEO Elon Musk, but has so far refused to return. Instead, he spends his time on his own social media site, Truth Social, where he’s been posting some really weird stuff over the past few months.
Mr. Trump regularly ‘re-truths’ posts that sing his praises, but one of his most recent posts includes an edited video featuring a bizarre mix of movie scenes in which characters gaze in rapt glee at the former president giving speeches and bragging about himself. .
As the video scrolls, scenes from movies such as Napoleon Dynamite, Forrest Gump, Gremlins, Kill Bill, Fargo, Ed Wood and more play out, showing characters gathering to watch Mr. Trump boast in more “candid” campaign speeches and public meetings. and-salute.
One such encounter features rapper Kanye West wearing a red MAGA hat and saying “I love this guy” while shaking hands with the former president. Mr West was recently beaten publicly for making numerous anti-Semitic comments and for wearing a ‘White Lives Matter’ shirt alongside right-wing provocateur Candace Owens.
The images include images of celebrities who have publicly criticized the former president, including Robert De Niro – who called Mr Trump “totally crazy” and “obviously stupid” among others – and Elliot Page before his transition. Mr Page has previously said Mr Trump and former Vice President Mike Pence have spent their careers “trying to cause pain”.
Uma Thurman, the star of Kill Bill, played a character in a Broadway play who she said couldn’t bring herself to say Mr Trump’s name, and Francis McDormand, who played the star police officer from the Midwest to Fargo, marched to protest the former inauguration of the president in 2017. Forrest Gump star Tom Hanks criticized Mr. Trump for making “Pocahontas jokes” to Navajo code speakers and played in The Post, which was seen at the time as director Stephen Spielberg’s rebuke of the former president’s attacks on the press.
The bizarre video also includes a clip from ‘They Live’, featuring WWE legend ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper, which was a Wes Craven-directed film and was a direct – not subtle – criticism of America and Ronald Reagan’s capitalism.
To make matters even stranger, the entire video is set to Lee Greenwood’s sweet song “God Bless the USA,” which enjoyed a resurgence in popularity after 9/11 and is considered by some to be a sincerely patriotic and distasteful tune. ‘others as a nauseating appeal. nationalist sentiment. The song is frequently played at Trump events.
The video doesn’t have a clear message beyond Mr. Trump’s praise, which is likely exactly why he shared it on Truth Social.