Following the release of the Mueller report that found there was no collusion between President Donald and Russia, a video featuring Donald Trump as Superman has gone viral.
The video in question was posted by a YouTube channel called Mad Liberals. It’s titled, “Mueller’s Gang Tried To Take Down Our Superman.” The video description reads:
“Donald Trump battles the evil General Mueller and his henchmen in this parody of Superman 2.”
It has already garnered millions of views since it was posted to Facebook over the weekend. The video reworks the classic Superman II scene where Superman played by Christopher Reeve defeats General Zod. However, Superman is replaced by Donald Trump.
You can see the video below:
Along with replacing Superman as Donald Trump, the clip depicts Melania Trump as Lois Lane, Hillary Clinton as Ursa, Michael Cohen as Lex Luthor, and former FBI Director James Comey as Non.
You can watch the original scene here:
Comic book culture has become mainstream in American culture. Just this past year, politicians have gone out of the way to show off their comic book credentials.
Freshman Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, for example, quoted Watchman’s Rorschach. She wrote on Twitter, “None of you understand. I’m not locked up in here with YOU. You’re locked up in here with ME.”
To quote Alan Moore: “None of you understand. I’m not locked up in here with YOU. You’re locked up in here with ME.” 🤣 https://t.co/8TCmKNJlkD
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 11, 2019
Shorty afterward the congresswoman would be featured in her own comic book from Devil’s Due. Cortez joins the ranks of Donald Trump, Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon, Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton into being turned into comic book characters.
Earlier this month we also saw Chris Evans meet with Texas Congressman Dan Crenshaw. During their meeting the congressman showed the Avenger’s actor his Captain America inspired glass eye.
What do you think of the viral video? Was it humorous? And what do you think of the growing popularity of comic book culture within the political world?