Updated: October 8, 2020 9:59:52 am
US President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign released a video that aimed to show that the president had dodged the coronavirus, but it was taken down by Twitter over copyright issues.
The short clip was a parody of the National Football League game between San Francisco 49ers and the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.
The original video of the game had 49ers’ wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk hurdling over the Eagles defender Marcus Epps to score a touchdown.
Watch the original video here:
— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) October 5, 2020
The campaign video showed Trump’s face superimposed on Aiyuk’s, and a picture of the coronavirus on Epps, to make it look like the president had cleared the virus.
Trump returned to the White House Monday after being admitted to a hospital for treatment. He and First Lady Melania Trump tested positive for the virus on October 2.
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However, Twitter took down the video for violating the NFL’s copyright rules.
The president was criticised on social media after posing outside the White House without a mask despite not testing negaitve.
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