The 21-second clip shared by Trump War Room Twitter account is a scene of Thanos (Josh Brolin) from the 2019 film Avengers: Endgame with Trump’s head superimposed onto the Mad Titan’s body. When the Trump/Thanos hybrid snaps his finger, the video cuts to Tuesday morning’s press conference where the House Democrats announced their articles of impeachment against the president.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is seen behind the podium, saying, “On this solemn day, I recall the first order of business to members of…” before she, along with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, is wiped away from existence.
“House Democrats can push their sham impeachment all they want,” read the caption of the video. “President Trump’s re-election is inevitable.”
House Democrats can push their sham impeachment all they want.
President Trump's re-election is ??????????. pic.twitter.com/O7o02S26nS
— Trump War Room (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TrumpWarRoom) December 10, 2019
With Thanos being a genocidal warlord in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, many Twitter users were quick to question the decision to compare the president and his reelection campaign to the villain.
Trump’s official campaign twitter just tweeted a meme comparing him to THANOS.
You know… the villain who wants to MURDER HALF THE UNIVERSE.
And depicts him killing the Democrats. https://t.co/xoUjscFZR9
— Jordan D. White (@cracksh0t) December 10, 2019
It’s good the president identifies with the character that commits-
— Wenzler Powers (@WenzlerPowers) December 10, 2019
Others also reminded Trump War Room that Avengers: Endgame actually ended with Thanos’ death, so using that clip from Avengers: Endgame where the villain’s arrogance blinds him to the point that he doesn’t realize that he’s actually getting beaten by Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.) is obviously a huge mistake.
Ummm…somebody forgot to tell the trump War Room how Avengers Endgame ended for Thanos.
He was the BAD GUY, btw.
Impeachment is INEVITABLE. https://t.co/xIAU8shpT2
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) December 10, 2019
The Trump campaign is now comparing the President to Thanos, the genocidal villain from The Avengers. This is bizarre. Even for them. (And they leave out the part where Thanos loses in the end) https://t.co/Cc4cWp1dbe
— David Cicilline (@davidcicilline) December 10, 2019
You’ve made Trump a supervillain and depicted him in the scene where his plan to kill everyone in the universe falls apart due to his arrogance and incompetence. pic.twitter.com/2B7KdvI7Y8
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) December 10, 2019
So… we’re at the endgame, the final point where Thanos/Trump loses for good?
— Max Kennerly (@MaxKennerly) December 10, 2019
So Trump is Thanos and the Democrats are the Avengers trying to restore democracy that evil Republicans have nearly destroyed.
Glad we’re on the same page.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) December 10, 2019
The controversial tweet was posted hours after House Democrats announced the two articles of impeachment against the president on Tuesday. Those articles — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress – are charges of wrongdoing that list specific assertions of how the president violated the U.S. Constitution and the oath of his office.