Trump Campaign Posts Video of Trump As Thanos—'Avengers' Fans Remind Him Thanos Was Defeated 'Genocidal Warlord'

The Trump campaign Tuesday shared an advert inserting President Donald Trump into a scene from the highest-grossing movie of all-time, Avengers: Endgame, in which villain Thanos declares: "I am inevitable." The only problem is that Thanos says the line right before he is defeated by Iron Man and company.

Trump's 2020 re-election campaign shared the clip from the Marvel Studios movie on Twitter hours after House Democrats led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi introduced two articles of impeachment against the president.

In the clip, Trump, as Thanos, declares he is "inevitable" and snaps his fingers turning his rivals—Pelosi and other Democrats—to dust.

House Democrats can push their sham impeachment all they want.

President Trump's re-election is 𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘃𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲. pic.twitter.com/O7o02S26nS

— Trump War Room - Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) December 10, 2019

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

But movie fans pointed out that the tweet is something of an own goal: The scene posted by Trump's team comes from the denouement of Endgame when the Avengers finally defeat Thanos.

Not only that, but Avengers fans also pointed to the fact that Thanos is a megalomaniacal killer whose aim is to eradicate half the world's population.

Trump's team is presenting him as a narcissistic child-abusing villain intent on wiping out half of all life, AND picked the moment right before Thanos was defeated. #TheBestPeople https://t.co/mNtVGL1Wqa

— Gerry Duggan (@GerryDuggan) December 10, 2019

"Trump's team is presenting him as a narcissistic child-abusing villain intent on wiping out half of all life, AND picked the moment right before Thanos was defeated," tweeted Gerry Duggan.

"You're comparing Trump to a genocidal warlord," said another Twitter user, adding: "That same warlord killed half the universe, tortured one daughter, and murdered the others."

There’s several levels of fail here.

1: You’re comparing Trump to a genocidal warlord.

2: That same warlord killed half the universe, tortured one daughter, and murdered the others.

3: This is the scene where Thanos realizes he’s been tricked and defeated. https://t.co/qV62rVm26i

— John would be a not-terrible Congressman (@mistermegative) 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

Y’all realize that Thanos was a intergalactic terrorist who wanted to murder half of living existence, right?

Never mind, sounds just like Trump. Carry on. https://t.co/1Pt02TM9bw

— Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) December 10, 2019

"Y'all realize that Thanos was a intergalactic terrorist who wanted to murder half of living existence, right?" said Frederick Joseph.

Thanos in Avengers
Thanos in "Avengers: Endgame." Marvel Studios

Thanos creator Jim Starlin feels "violated" by Trump video

Thanos creator Jim Starlin also weighed in on the Trump campaign video, telling The Hollywood Reporter he felt "violated" by the use of his creation to further the president's agenda.

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

"After my initial feeling of being violated, seeing that pompous fool using my creation to stroke his infantile ego, it finally struck me that the leader of my country and the free world actually enjoys comparing himself to a mass murderer," said Starlin. "How sick is that? These are sad and strange times we are going through. Fortunately, all things, even national nightmares, eventually come to an end."

Thanos was played by Josh Brolin in the Avengers films.

Disney, which owns Marvel Studios, has yet to publicly comment on the Trump campaign's use of footage from Endgame. The media company has been contacted for comment.