Twitter removes Trump campaign tweet containing NFL footage

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The president from time to time has used Twitter as a weapon against the NFL. The NFL possibly has now used Twitter as a weapon against the president.

Via USA Today, Twitter removed a video posted by the Trump campaign, which featured Sunday night’s leap by 49ers receiver Brandon Aiyuk over Eagles safety Marcus Epps. In the video, Donald Trump’s head was superimposed over Aiyuk’s head, and Epps’ head was replaced with a coronavirus molecule.

The video then cut to a Trump protestor’s reaction, from an ITV news clip.

Twitter removed the video, “in response to a report by the copyright owner.” As noted by USA Today, it’s unclear whether the league, one of the teams involved, or ITV made the complaint.

Apart from the irony of the Trump campaign using a video clip from a sports league that the president has periodically harangued, there’s this: The player over whose head Trump’s was superimposed doesn’t stand for the national anthem.

Also, the 49ers won that specific play, but lost the game. Under the circumstances, that makes the clip probably not the best one to be used by the Trump campaign.

24 responses to “Twitter removes Trump campaign tweet containing NFL footage

  1. I thought the COVID-Denier-in-Chief said he wasn’t watching the NFL because it was so boring? Apparently not if he can make a dumb ad off them.

  2. “If being a muti-billionaire is dumb? sign me up”
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    He’s not a multi-billionaire, not a billionaire, perhaps not even a millionaire.

    What he has done is run a business kept alive by being heavily leveraged. In lay terms he became too big to fail. But the value of the pledged assets will soon be insufficient to secure the debt. Then the entire structure will crumble.

  3. I hope the naysayers here show this much enthusiasm after Trump gets re-elected.

  4. nrings says:
    October 6, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    The “multi-billionaire” who’s over 400 million in debt?
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    the financial illiteracy in America is both sad and hilarious. And that video is fair use and by banning it Twitter is making itself a publisher, which they claim they aren’t.

  5. If being a muti-billionaire is dumb? sign me up
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    Because it takes a genius to be gifted $413 million from your father? If he was actually a billionaire his hotel in Vegas would be a casino and he’d own an nfl team. He’s just a well financed version of the sham-wow guy.

  6. Trump has no regard for Intellectual property rights. He’s all “law & order” until it’s him that’s breaking the law.

  7. It amazes me what Twitter deems unacceptable, when there are many tweets of violence and hate that are allowed.

  8. Brian Grayson says:
    October 6, 2020 at 5:42 pm
    nrings says:
    October 6, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    The “multi-billionaire” who’s over 400 million in debt?
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    the financial illiteracy in America is both sad and hilarious. And that video is fair use and by banning it Twitter is making itself a publisher, which they claim they aren’t.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Any idea, really, what “fair use” is? It’s easy to sling around the term, but quite another thing to meet the four parts of the test. Heavily fact-specific. Here, Trump is not likely to make it. Which is not surprising.

  9. progressiveshatethetruth2 says:
    October 6, 2020 at 5:34 pm
    I hope the naysayers here show this much enthusiasm after Trump gets re-elected.

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    He was never elected to anything by the American people.

  10. He was never elected to anything by the American people
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    Very true. If it wasn’t but for the electoral college the last two republican presidents would have not won. Can’t stand Gore or HRC but it’s funny how things are rigged.

  11. Twitter is nothing but a cesspool. Just a small example of everything that is wrong in today’s world.

  12. This isn’t a political response — just the facts as I’m no liberal. First, Trump couldn’t jump over a pencil. Second, the guy had to spend 3 days in the hospital and receive special treatment (that most of us regular shmoes can’t get) to beat this thing, and he was still breathing heavy just standing on the White House balcony. Self-awareness is a very important thing.

  13. bostonblows says:
    October 6, 2020 at 5:53 pm

    progressiveshatethetruth2 says:
    October 6, 2020 at 5:34 pm

    I hope the naysayers here show this much enthusiasm after Trump gets re-elected.

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    He was never elected to anything by the American people.

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    New York and California don’t represent all of the American people. Losing twice again is going to really hurt you guys.

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