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President Donald Trump shared a motivational video meme Saturday that depicted him as a character from the 1990s hit science fiction film “Independence Day.”

During the film, actor Bill Pullman’s character, President Thomas J. Whitmore, delivered a motivational July 4th speech as the inhabitants of Earth prepared for their final battle with an alien species who’d invaded the planet and sought to eliminate humanity.

The video meme featured Whitmore delivering that very speech. Except the real-life president’s face was imposed over his face, while the faces of Trump’s top officials and family members, as well as some GOP congressmen and conservative TV commentators, were imposed over the faces of the audience.

Watch:

“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 interest, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom,” the meme-d Trump said.

“Not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution, but from annihilation. We’re fighting for our right to live, to exist, and should we win the day, the 4th of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as 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!”

There are multiple ways the video meme can be interpreted.

Though real-life humanity isn’t facing annihilation, it is facing a deadly pandemic that’s wiped out over 300,000 lives and infected nearly five million people.

So maybe that’s what he meant?

Meanwhile, as the coronavirus pandemic rages, Americans are facing actual tyranny, oppression and persecution from power-hungry, mostly Democrat political leaders who’re using the virus to justify treating people like chattel.

It’s possible therefore that the president’s message was directed at the countless lockdown protesters who’ve tried voicing their displeasure with the increasingly “fascist” decrees of their mostly Democrat politician leaders. It certainly wouldn’t be the first example of the president sticking up for them.

Case in point:

However, there’s another possibility. Of note is the fact that the meme was produced by someone who currently identifies on Twitter as “Mad ‘ObamaGate’ Liberals.” The guy’s a believer in the evidence-backed #ObamaGate theory.

So maybe the video’s a reminder that, no matter what efforts are made to destroy Trump, they will ultimately fail, and both the president and the nearly 63 million Americans who voted him into office will triumph.

The timing would fit, as recent weeks have seen the unveiling of copious amounts of evidence showing how Obama-era FBI officials had unethically sought to lure a Trump administration official into a perjury trap so as to get that official, Michael Flynn, fired and obtain a fraudulent predicate for the continuation of the Russia probe.

No matter what the purpose of the video, it was well-received by conservatives and moderates, with only hardcore leftists choosing to complain about it.

See some of the praise below:

The fact is that, no matter what its purpose, the video meme was inspirational, right? Well not exactly. To perpetually aggrieved members of the left, it was immature and juvenile and thus worthy of being mocked and disparaged.

Case in point:

It’s an odd argument to make seeing as former President Barack Hussein Obama was known for taking selfies and hanging out with gangster rappers

Vivek Saxena

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