Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s production company released a statement clarifying that it did not grant permission to the Trump campaign to use audio from the movie “Air” in a fundraising video recently shared on Truth Social.
The video shared by the Trump campaign features excerpts of Matt Damon’s climactic monologue from the movie “Air,” symbolizing the former president’s ascent to political power and the ongoing attempts by the establishment to destroy him.
“We hereby, expressly give notice that in the case of any use of material from Air by the Trump campaign where approval or consent is required, we do not grant such consent,” according to a statement from Artists Equity, the company founded by Affleck and Damon that produced “Air.”
“Put him on notice that he must stop using the audio from our movies in order to promote his campaign and fundraise money or else we will take serious action,” the actors noted in a statement.
The Trump video features a montage of President Trump’s life and career set to Damon’s voice.
“I’m going to look you in the eyes and I’m gonna tell you the future. It’s an American story and that’s why Americans are gonna love it,” Damon’s character says.
“People are going to build you up. God, are they going to. Because when you’re great and new, we love you…”
“But you know what? Once they’ve built you as high as they possibly can, they’re going to tear you back down. It’s the most predictable pattern…. You’re going to be attacked, betrayed, exposed, and humiliated. And you’ll survive that. A lot of people can climb that mountain. It’s the way down that breaks them. Because that’s the moment you are truly alone. And what will you do then? Can you summon the will to fight on through all the pain and rise again? That will be defining question of your life.”
In the movie, Damon plays Nike executive Sonny Vaccaro who successfully signed Michael Jordan for the Air Jordan sneaker, which became the company’s top-selling shoe.
The movie was distributed by Amazon Studios.
Here’s the video:
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