Former President Donald Trump’s campaign has not been approved to feature an audio clip of Matt Damon’s speech from Ben Affleck’s film ‘Air’ in a video he shared on social media, according to the studio production company co-founded by the actors.
In a Truth Social post on Saturday, Trump shared a video that incorporated clips from his rallies alongside audio from Damon, who plays Nike sales rep Sonny Vaccaro in the film about the creation of the Air Jordan brand.
“We had no prior knowledge, did not consent to, and do not endorse or approve of any ‘Air’ footage or audio reused by the Trump campaign as political advertising or for any other use”, a spokesperson for actor production company Artists Equity told Axios national political correspondent Alex Thompson.
A Trump campaign spokesperson responded with an emoji in response to the statement, Thompson later reported.
Trump shared the video, along with a donation link, just days after a federal grand jury indicted him on charges related to his handling of classified documents.
The Trump campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment from HuffPost.
The production company isn’t the only one in the entertainment world to claim that Trump has used material without permission over the years.
Affleck and Damon have also criticized Trump and supported Democrats in the past.
Damon, in a 2017 interview with The Hollywood Reporter, called Trump’s actions as president “pernicious” and praised Jimmy Kimmel’s criticism of the former’s “both sides” remark. president following the deadly “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. .
Affleck also criticized Trump and criticized him after meeting him at a Fashion Week event in Milan.
“You knew you were at a nerdy party if Donald Trump was there,” he told the Guardian in 2017.