Trump's team released a video of him as Thanos, the villain who commits genocide in the 'Avengers' movies, and people are puzzled

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In the "Avengers" franchise, superheroes struggle to prevent a super-villain from wiping out half of all life in the universe.

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump's team released a video depicting the president as that bad guy: Thanos.Advertisement

In the video, shared on the "Trump War Room" Twitter account (which is managed by the #TeamTrump 2020 campaign), Trump's face is superimposed onto Thanos' body. The hybrid character snaps his fingers to make House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, and Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff disappear from existence.

The video came after House Democrats unveiled two articles of impeachment against Trump, charging him with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

After that announcement, Trump took to his own Twitter account, accusing the Democrats of lying. Then came the video.

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"House Democrats can push their sham impeachment all they want. President Trump's re-election is inevitable," the accompanying tweet reads.

Thanos snaps people out of existence

Thanos, a genocidal warlord with a bulbous head and chin, utilizes a weapon called the infinity gauntlet in the movies "Avengers: Infinity War" and "Avengers: Endgame."Advertisement

When Thanos snaps his gauntlet-clad fingers, half of everything in existence dies. 

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"I am inevitable," Thanos tells Iron Man at the climax of "Avengers: Endgame," before the heroes stop Thanos for good.Advertisement

Twitter users called Trump out for comparing himself to Thanos

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Many Twitter users quickly reminded Trump about Thanos' evil nature, questioning the president's choice to compare himself and his re-election campaign to the villain.


Some people pointed out that Thanos commits genocide, even murdering his own adopted daughter in his quest for power.

Others noted that Thanos dies at the end of the battle - he doesn't turn out to be the victor.


Plus, Thanos doesn't succeed in making anyone disappear for good, either.

 As one Twitter user wrote, "Somebody forgot to tell the Trump War Room how 'Avengers: Endgame' ended for Thanos."Advertisement