President Donald Trump shared a heavily edited video of himself giving Bill Pullman’s speech from the 1996 film, Independence Day.
Trump shared the video, which appears to have originated from the Mad “ObamaGate” Liberal page, on his 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 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. 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 full text of the speech can be found below:
Good morning. Good morning. In less than an hour aircrafts from here will join others from around the world and you will be launching the largest aerial battle in the history of mankind.
Mankind, that word should have new meaning for all of us today. We can’t be consumed by our petty differences anymore. We will be united in our common interests. Perhaps it’s fate that today is the 4th of July and you will once again be fighting for our freedom not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution but from annihilation.
We’re fighting for our right to live, to exist, and should we win today the 4th of July will no longer be known as an American President holiday but is the day when the world declared in one voice,
‘We will not go quietly into the night. We will not vanish without a fight. We’re going to live on. We’re going to survive. Today we celebrate our Independence Day!’
President Trump shared a heavily altered video of himself giving Bill Pullman's speech from Independence Day.