Matt Damon and Ben Affleck might not be too pleased to learn about their newest celebrity fans. On Saturday, Donald Trump posted a video on Truth Social that features Damon’s monologue as legendary Nike marketing and sales rep Sonny Vaccaro in the Affleck-directed film. Weather.
“Money can buy you almost anything,” Damon says in the video, as images of Trump come and go. “He cannot buy you immortality; You have to win.”
The video features the title “MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN” and a donation link.
A representative of Trump did not immediately respond when asked whether he had received permission to use the voice.
Affleck and Damon did not immediately respond to The Daily Beast’s request for comment.
Damon publicly supported Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election, and a year later described Trump’s response to the riots in Charlottesville, Virginia, as “absolutely disgusting.” Affleck was also among the celebrities who supported Democrats and publicly criticized Trump in 2020.
“If Donald Trump had been there, you would know you were at a cheesy party,” Affleck said. Guard in 2017. “It kind of hovered around them.”
That said, it’s not hard to guess what might appeal to Trump about the monologue.
“People will improve you,” says Damon. “… Because you are wonderful. And new. We love you. Man, we’re going to turn you into something that doesn’t exist. … But you know what? When they build you as high as possible, they’ll knock you down again.”
Looks like someone is taking their latest indictment personally.
This isn’t the first time Trump has tried to ignite his campaign efforts by injecting a little pop culture; Unfortunately, like his once nemesis Ted Cruz, the former president loves a good reference.
Hans Zimmer fans may remember that in 2019 Twitter removed a video that Trump posted using music. The Dark Knight Rises After it was reported that Warner Bros. had filed a copyright claim. (Let’s not forget that Trump’s 2017 inauguration speech also borrowed a line from that movie’s villain, Bane.) REM also scolded the then-president for retweeting a meme that mocked their song “Everybody Hurts.”
Trump even wrote the re-election campaign slogan “Keep America Great” from the horror series. purification.