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Sun May 17, 2020, 08:06 AM

Bill Pullman Responds to Donald Trump's Altered 'Independence Day' Clip (Exclusive)

Source: Hollywood Reporter

President Donald Trump on Saturday shared a heavily altered video clip from the film Independence Day in which it appears that he gives the iconic speech from the President of the United States.

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Actor Bill Pullman, who played President Thomas J. Whitmore in Independence Day, was among those who saw the clip. And he responded.

"My voice belongs to no one but me, and Iím not running for president ó this year," Pullman told The Hollywood Reporter.

Only Trump's face is superimposed in the video he shared, but the voice is still that of Pullman. It is unclear why Trump hijacked the moment.

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Read more: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/bill-pullman-responds-donald-trumps-altered-independence-day-clip-1294926



Actually, it's been clear for a long time now that Trump will hijack any moment and any person or thing he believes will bolster his own malignant narcissistic ego and image.

He should have known Pullman wouldn't let this hijacking go without comment, though.

Pullman campaigned for Hillary Clinton in 2016

https://variety.com/2016/film/festivals/bill-pullman-stumps-for-hillary-clinton-at-locarno-film-festival-1201830590/

and in fact he'd watched "Independence Day" with the Clintons at a private screening at the White House the day before the film's nationwide release in July 1996:




And Pullman also recorded a COVID-19 PSA for Steuben County, New York, at the request of the county supervisor.

Article with the PSA, which was on Instagram:

https://www.mytwintiers.com/twin-tiers-strong/were-all-in-this-together-hornell-native-bill-pullman-shares-words-of-encouragement-amid-covid-19/

More about the PSA:

https://canoe.com/entertainment/celebrity/bill-pullman-mirrors-independence-day-speech-with-lockdown-psa


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Reply Bill Pullman Responds to Donald Trump's Altered 'Independence Day' Clip (Exclusive) (Original post)
highplainsdem May 2020 OP
underpants May 2020 #1
highplainsdem May 2020 #4
underpants May 2020 #6
DFW May 2020 #2
underpants May 2020 #3
Crowman2009 May 2020 #5
BigOleDummy May 2020 #14
Jamastiene May 2020 #7
NBachers May 2020 #11
Chainfire May 2020 #8
keithbvadu2 May 2020 #9
PJMcK May 2020 #10
marble falls May 2020 #12
highplainsdem May 2020 #15
marble falls May 2020 #16
PJMcK May 2020 #32
marble falls May 2020 #34
samsingh May 2020 #13
niyad May 2020 #17
NYC Liberal May 2020 #22
niyad May 2020 #24
AC_Mem May 2020 #18
xxqqqzme May 2020 #19
lsewpershad May 2020 #20
SWBTATTReg May 2020 #21
sarge43 May 2020 #23
niyad May 2020 #25
sarge43 May 2020 #26
SharonClark May 2020 #27
LakeArenal May 2020 #28
Steelrolled May 2020 #29
Cha May 2020 #30
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 2020 #31
Blue Owl May 2020 #33

Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 08:19 AM

1. Hold it. I missed this. Trump did what?

Is there a link to what trump retweeted?

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Response to underpants (Reply #1)

Sun May 17, 2020, 08:29 AM

4. See this thread:

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Response to highplainsdem (Reply #4)

Sun May 17, 2020, 08:41 AM

6. Thanks

I found it on Twitter. The responses, as usual, Iím Twitter are brutal. Why the press doesnít include at least some of the replies to their reporting on his tweets still mystifies me.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 08:21 AM

2. There is only one thing Trump has in common with President Thomas Whitmore, and it is this:

Any claim that he was a real president is wrong.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 08:25 AM

3. Bizarre. The replies are brutal.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 08:30 AM

5. Apparetnly this "wartime president" BS is getting to Drumpf's head.

This country over-uses the term "War" a lot! It's always a war on this, or a war on that. I'm just sick of it!

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Response to Crowman2009 (Reply #5)

Sun May 17, 2020, 10:00 AM

14. Agreed

And well said.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 08:46 AM

7. What happened overnight was Obama was EVERY SINGLE HASHTAG trending on Twitter.

It was all positive toward Obama. I forget what all of them were, but basically, Obama spoke for the virtual graduation thing on video and trended BIG TIME on Twitter. I'm talking major. This happened overnight while us night owls were awake. I wish I had gotten a screen grab. I have never seen Twitter trend where every single trend showing was a variation on one theme: Obama kicked ass in that graduation speech.

Ok, so Trump knew he could not make a video and say anything coherent, intelligent, or worth hearing. Instead, he put the doctored Pullman video up. It didn't' work. He was roundly raked over the coals for being inept and inadequate.

So, while it might not be clear to the writer, anyone saw/heard Obama and/or saw the outpouring of love for Obama, knows Trump put that video up because he can't make a video as good as Obama did.

In other words, Obama spoke and was relaxed, calm, cool, collected, coherent, and did it with ease. Trump knew he could not compete and instead did what he did. He's such a buffoon and so transparent.

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Response to Jamastiene (Reply #7)

Sun May 17, 2020, 09:22 AM

11. This is like when the world has ignored North Korea too long, so they do some stupidly provocative

shit-move to get attention focused on them again.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 09:12 AM

8. How do you think that other world leaders

think about this kind of goofy shit? The Russians and Chinese must be loving it. Our allies have to be shaking their heads in shame.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 09:12 AM

9. Yeah! Right! As if Cadet Bone Spurs would actually go into battle.

Yeah! Right! As if Cadet Bone Spurs would actually go into battle.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 09:17 AM

10. Here's a funny quip about President Clinton

When Independence Day opened, the late night comedians had fun commenting about the Clinton's reaction to the film. One wag, I forget which one, said that when asked how he liked the movie, President Clinton said, "Well, the aliens blew up Congress and the First Lady dies. I liked it!"

As usual, Trump tries to do something clever and/or funny and it just fails. He's so damn inept. I miss having a smart president like Clinton or Obama.

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #10)

Sun May 17, 2020, 09:40 AM

12. I do not for a moment believe that story. Sounds like a bit of GOP humor to me. Where'd you find ...

that?????

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Response to marble falls (Reply #12)

Sun May 17, 2020, 10:14 AM

15. Unfortunately, there was an offensive SNL skit in 1996 in which Bill Clinton reviews the film and

loves the First Lady dying in it.


I won't post it here, but if you're curious, you can find it posted on YouTube by SNL: "Weekend Update: Bill Clinton on Independence Day - SNL"

Nothing in that skit about blowing up Congress, though the aliens did blow up the Capitol in the film.

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Response to highplainsdem (Reply #15)

Sun May 17, 2020, 10:25 AM

16. Now I remember that. Thought it was beyond the pale then. I wouldn't censor it but it ...

is decidedly unfunny. I knew there was no way in Hell Bill Clinton ever said anything at all like that.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #12)

Sun May 17, 2020, 08:40 PM

32. As I wrote...

... it wasnít real. It was a comedianís joke.

Jeez.

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #32)

Mon May 18, 2020, 07:01 AM

34. So as long as its a joke its OK to repeat it. Situational ethics are OK. Change the ...

characters from the Clintons to you and your significant other and repeat it to him/her and her parents and see how funny they find it.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 09:54 AM

13. trump admits he needs to a fake tape to be presidential

i dont' even think george w bush would have been that stupid.

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Response to samsingh (Reply #13)

Sun May 17, 2020, 10:27 AM

17. Ole georgie just had the presidential seal on everything, including his socks.

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Response to niyad (Reply #17)

Sun May 17, 2020, 11:41 AM

22. I wonder if it was on the codpiece, too.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #22)

Sun May 17, 2020, 12:16 PM

24. Hmm, probably not, since it was borrowed. . Although, maybe he little detachable magnet seals?

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 10:40 AM

18. Hope he did the right thing

and reported it.

People need to immediately block and report every nasty, trashy post he makes. just like they would for anyone else. he is not above the law or rules of society - as a matter of fact, he should be held to them MORE HIGHLY than the average joe BECAUSE he is the present resident.
This is the DU member formerly known as AC_Mem.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 10:44 AM

19. I know rethugs

have a long history of using the creative product of others without permission so how can this no-talent bastUrd do this? Who thought this was clever or funny. Was this a SNL stunt?

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 10:53 AM

20. Has always been

and still the biggest fake...

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 11:11 AM

21. rump's hijacking of this very presidential moment in 'Independence Day' simply shows ...

just how pathetically needy rump is.

He's seeing the adoration that Obama gets (deserving so), as well as the adoration that an actor gets, for playing a fake presidents and he is craving it, desperately.

Maybe if he acted presidential for once, eh?

I think that he thinks being 'presidential' is keeping his nose tilted upwards, w/ a perpetual frown on his face always, and signing executive orders that no one can figure out if that's his signature or not.

He obviously thinks that he is above the rest of us, and thus, he can barely restrain himself from throwing up, in having to deal w/ us regular people.

He's just a moron and loser. I can't wait until Nov. 2020 rolls around, and he's told: 'You're FIRED'

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 12:15 PM

23. Some time ago, in a TV studio far..... oh, you know

"Donald, it was a movie."

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #23)

Sun May 17, 2020, 12:19 PM

25. Snicker.

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Response to niyad (Reply #25)

Sun May 17, 2020, 12:29 PM

26. "It's not like this in real life, but how you know."

Perfect summation of wtf is wrong with that creep

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 12:30 PM

27. Further proof trump is insane

No sane person would post something like that and expect it to go well.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 01:12 PM

28. So... if Dump has written out the speech and said the words it would be plagiarism.

But if he steals it like this...isnít it at least theft of intellectual property?

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 01:38 PM

29. The press and social media still jump every time Trump tweets something kooky

Free advertising for his fans, and it it gets the opposition riled up, which pleases his fans even more. I don't get it.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 01:47 PM

30. Pullman campaigned for Hillary Clinton in 2016.. Thank You

Bill Pullman.

Poor widdle nasty assface trump.. So jealous of President Obama he tried to hijack President Obama and the 2020 Graduates' moment posing as Bill Pullman.

Mahalo, hpd!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 08:45 PM

33. That clip is nothing other than laughably bad

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