Donald Trump took a monologue from Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s latest film, Air – And they weren’t doing it.
On Saturday, Trump’s campaign posted a video on its Truth social network, which featured a monologue edited by Matt Steal on scenes from Trump’s political regime, ending with a donation screen and the infamous “Make America Great Again” slogan , Deadline reported.
The monologue was Matt Damon as Nike marketing executive Sonny Vaccaro, who explained what it means to achieve greatness. The biographical drama tells the story of NBA legend Michael Jordan and the creation of the “Air Jordan” sneaker campaign in the ’80s.
Unfortunately for Trump’s campaign, the production company of the film’s director and star, Ben Affleck, and his co-star Matt, Artists Equity, did not appreciate their film’s use of the message. He immediately issued a statement condemning the video.
“We had no foreknowledge of, did not consent to, and do not endorse or approve any footage or audio Air being reproduced by the Trump campaign as a political advertisement or for any other use,” the statement began.
“In particular with reference to any and all rights available to us under US copyright and intellectual property law, we expressly give notice that in the event of any use of the Content Air Where approval or consent is required by the Trump campaign, we do not provide such consent.
Maybe next time, Mr. Trump should ask permission before putting himself in the same league as Michael Jordan.