Trump's use of 'The Dark Knight Rises' music gets in to controversy

Last Updated: Thu, Apr 11, 2019 10:49 hrs
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The unauthorised use of the title track from The Dark Knight Rises by US president Donald Trump in a campaign video, has received a strong reaction from Warner Bros. The company is reportedly planning to take legal action against the White House President.

As per the reports by Variety, "The copyright infringement suit will allege that the video uses an instrumental track from the film titled Why Do We Fall?"

"The use of Warner Bros.' score from The Dark Knight Rises in the campaign video was unauthorized," Warner Bros. said in a statement.

The tweet of the President reads: "MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!"

The video has been disabled "in response to a report by the copyright owner," Twitter wrote. Before the video was removed from Twitter, it had garnered more than two million views.

The campaign video which gives you those movie trailer vibes starts with an aerial view of Washington, D.C. along with subtitles that read "first they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they call you racist."

After a series of shots of Trump at rallies, a graphic at the end says, "Trump the great victory 2020."

The campaigning video also shows the clips of former President Obama, the Clintons and Trump himself at various events and all against the backdrop of the The Dark Knight Rises dramatic score. The video also uses the same font as the film's titles, Variety reported.

The White House has yet to comment on the issue. 



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