President Donald Trump recently shared a heavily edited video of himself giving Bill Pullman’s speech from the 1996 film, Independence Day. Now, the actor who actually gave the iconic speech responded to Trump’s deepfake.
“My voice belongs to no one but me, and I’m not running for president — this year,” Pullman told The Hollywood Reporter.
The video, which appears to have originated from the Mad “ObamaGate” Liberal page, was shared on the president’s official Twitter account. Various Trump family members, media personalities and political allies also make cameo appearances, including Vice President Mike Pence, Senator Ted Cruz, Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, Donald Trump, Jr. and Ivanka Trump.
Independence Day follows Pullman’s U.S. President Thomas J. Whitmore as he leads the resistance against an alien race after they invade the planet. Directed by Roland Emmerich, the cast also includes Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell, Judd Hirsch, Margaret Colin, Randy Quaid, Robert Loggia, James Rebhorn, Harvey Fierstein, Vivica A. Fox and Harry Connick Jr. The film grossed $817.4 million off a $165 million budget and spawned a 2016 sequel: Independence Day: Resurgence.
Bill Pullman responded to Trump using his Independence Day speech in a recent tweet.