On Tuesday, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. It’s pretty serious stuff, considering only three presidents have been impeached (Andrew Johnson, Bill Clinton, and Trump—Richard Nixon resigned before he could be impeached) in the United State’s 243-year history.
You’d think a sitting president would be very careful with their words and actions during this time, but we’re talking about a man who composed this tweet and confidently hit “send”:
Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me "old," when I would NEVER call him "short and fat?" Oh well, I try so hard to be his friend - and maybe someday that will happen!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 12, 2017
After the articles of impeachment were announced, it was only a matter of time until Trump did something completely mind-boggling. And boy, did his campaign deliver.
The Trump campaign’s Twitter account—which is just as big of a mess as his personal account—tweeted a video clip of Trump’s head superimposed over one of pop culture’s greatest villains: Thanos.
House Democrats can push their sham impeachment all they want.— Trump War Room (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TrumpWarRoom) December 10, 2019
President Trump's re-election is 𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘃𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲. pic.twitter.com/O7o02S26nS
The video show a scene in Avengers: Endgame where Thanos says the meme-tastic line “I am inevitable.” Except, it’s coming from a very smug-looking Trump. The clip immediately cuts to Nancy Pelosi’s impeachment announcement from earlier in the day and shows everyone onstage getting dusted, a reference to Avengers: Infinity War.
For those 12-14 people unfamiliar, Avengers: Infinity War ended when Thanos snapped his fingers and eliminated half the planet’s population. So, is Trump trying to tell us he’s pro genocide? (Don’t answer this. We already know.)
It’s good the president identifies with the character that commits-— Wenzler Powers (@WenzlerPowers) December 10, 2019
So like, ignoring the blatant genocidal undertones of this ad, they do realize that this was the scene where Thanos thought he was going to win and then didn't...right? https://t.co/l9j83gevWJ— Cool Kid (@SuperDoug4) December 11, 2019
Of course, it’s important to bring up the never-ending debate that Thanos was right. To the point where a Forbes article was written on the subject. (Yes, this is our world now.)
Soo.. yesterday I was thinking..— your worst friend (@Muha_x) December 3, 2019
What if Thanos was right, and he actually doing a big ass favour for the universe ? pic.twitter.com/PWVTDzjq9V
Jim Starlin, the comic book writer who created Thanos in 1973, told The Hollywood Reporter that he felt “violated” by Trump’s team coopting Thanos for his campaign.
“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,” Starlin told the publication. “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.”
It’s also important to remind everyone everywhere, though, that genocide is bad. Very bad.