Jun 10, 2023 - Politics & Policy

Trump post-indictment video uses Matt Damon’s voice from "Air"

Former President Donald Trump greets supporters at a Team Trump volunteer leadership training event held at the Grimes Community Complex on June 01, 2023 in Grimes, Iowa. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Former President Trump rolled out a new video on Truth Social on Saturday, in the wake of being indicted for 37 felony counts related to retaining classified information and obstruction of justice in a federal classified documents probe.

The big picture: The two-minute video uses actor Matt Damon's monologue from "Air" as narration.

  • Ben Affleck's biographical sports drama "Air" tells the story of Nike's rise to sneaker dominance.

Driving the news: A spokesperson from Artists Equity, Affleck and Damon's production company, said they did not consent to Trump's campaign using the dialogue.

  • “We had no foreknowledge of, did not consent to and do not endorse or approve any footage or audio from Air being repurposed by the Trump campaign as a political advertisement."

Of note: Trump's post also includes a link to donate money.

What they're saying: "No matter how viciously they attack me, I will NEVER, EVER SURRENDER," Trump said in an accompanying statement.

  • "With your support, we will once again surge even higher and prove that our America First movement truly is UNSTOPPABLE," he added.

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Editor's note: This story has been updated with a statement from Affleck and Damon's production company.

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