Trump's team copies Apple ad to promote him as a 'trailblazing, eyebrow-raising, status quo-breaking' leader in the run-up to Biden's first prime time address

 Former President Donald Trump's team debuted a new pro-Trump video Thursday afternoon, which copied an Apple ad from November 2020, down to using the same exact soundtrack. 

Trump's social media director, Dan Scavino, posted the 63-second spot, which included black-and-white photos of the ex-president with a voiceover describing him as a 'trailblazing, eyebrow-raising, status-quo breaking' leader.   

The same voiceover was used in Apple's original ad, which included images of prominent liberals Tarana Burke, the founder of #MeToo, Lady Gaga, Stephen Colbert, Spike Lee, Gloria Steinem and more. 

Former President Donald Trump's social media director put out a video Thursday that uses the same format and soundtrack as a November 2020 Apple ad. Here Trump is seen taking off his mask as he addresses supporters while still having COVID-19

Former President Donald Trump's social media director put out a video Thursday that uses the same format and soundtrack as a November 2020 Apple ad. Here Trump is seen taking off his mask as he addresses supporters while still having COVID-19 

The 63-second spot was shared from Dan Scavino's still-active Twitter account from Mar-a-Lago, where former President Donald Trump has been living since President Joe Biden's inauguration day

The 63-second spot was shared from Dan Scavino's still-active Twitter account from Mar-a-Lago, where former President Donald Trump has been living since President Joe Biden's inauguration day 

Apple has yet to respond to DailyMail.com's request for comment about whether the Trump team asked permission to use the unique voiceover and background music.  


A spokeperson for Trump also hasn't yet replied. 

The spot dropped in the hours leading up to President Joe Biden's first primetime address. 

Biden signed the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus bill earlier Thursday.   

It marks the president's first big legislative victory, which is also his 50th day in office. 

He'll speak about the COVID-19 crisis and the legislation Thursday night at 8 p.m. EST. 

Trump has been banned from using Twitter since the January 6 insurrection and so has tried to draw attention away from Biden by issuing brief statements and pushing out content on aides' social media channels that are still active. 

Scavino's tweet containing the video indicates it was tweeted from Mar-a-Lago, where Trump has been living since January 20, the day Biden was sworn-in. 

The imagery in the video includes when Trump took off his mask while he was still COVID-19 positive, as he addressed supporters in the White House South Lawn on October 10. 


It shows him dancing - to 'YMCA' - at the conclusion of his campaign rallies. 

And working from Walter Reed Medical Center, when he was briefly hospitalized with the coronavirus. 

'There's a certain kind of person who doesn’t take no for an answer,' the voiceover says. 'They don’t walk in quietly. They parade in, trailblazing, eyebrow-raising, status quo-breaking, grazing greatness, braving hatred and taking up space.' 

'Never got a set at the table so we can’t sit and behave,' the spot continues. 'We’d rather defy the rules and amaze.' 

'There’s a certain kind of person who doesn’t wait for greatness. They make it,' it concludes.  

In 2007, Apple's '1984' ad was remade by a rogue fan of then-presidential candidate Barack Obama, which cast Democratic rival Hillary Clinton as a 'big brother' character. 

The ad, dubbed 'vote different,' said, 'On January 14, the Democratic primary will begin. And you'll see why 2008 won't be like 1984.' 

Obama went on to win the Democratic primary and then the White House.  

Trump's team copies Apple ad to promote him as a 'trailblazing, eyebrow-raising, status quo-breaking' leader in the run-up to Biden's first prime time address Trump's team copies Apple ad to promote him as a 'trailblazing, eyebrow-raising, status quo-breaking' leader in the run-up to Biden's first prime time address Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 08:33 Rating: 5

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