Independence Day actor Bill Pullman responds to Trump using his movie speech
The US President tweeted a doctored clip of the famous speech by Pullman's character from the 1996 film but with Trump's head superimposed over the actor's.
Independence Day actor Bill Pullman has spoken up about US President Donald Trump’s recent tweet.
On Sunday (May 17), Trump tweeted a clip of the famous speech from the 1996 alien action thriller that starred Will Smith and with Pullman playing the role of the fictional president, Thomas J Whitmore.
Trump’s tweet featured the speech made by Pullman’s character to celebrate the destruction of the hostile alien forces.
However, the clip had been doctored to superimpose Trump’s face over Pullman's. The audio remains the same although the subject seems to now be about the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pullman told Deadline how he felt about the video: “My voice belongs to no one but me, and I’m not running for president – this year.”
The deepfake video originated from a Twitter account called Mad “ObamaGate” Liberals, which describes itself as “A ‘video manipulator’ making memes for our President, Donald J. Trump."
As the speech played, we see others in the White House administration such as Ivanka Trump and Vice President Mike Pence with their faces also superimposed over other characters in the scene as they gather for the speech.