THATCHED POTENTIAL POLITICIAN Donald Trump has suffered yet another ignominy after one of the glorious videos that support him was struck from his Twitter stream of consciousness.
The video made the most of Trump the man and his jingoism and merged it with a speech by a racist character from a video game called Mass Effect by the games company EA.
Suggestions have been made that, while Trump is cool as a cucumber when it comes to hate-speaking figureheads, EA does not want to be associated with a man like Trump.
Where once Trump was covered in glory now he is celebrated with an afterthought in a note that tells you that you missed something that no-one should really have seen anyway.
"This tweet from @realDonaldTrump has been withheld in response to a report from the copyright holder," says a note on Twitter.
We presume that Twitter had a hand in this, so we have asked the firm if it has any comment on the message, its disappearance or indeed Mr Trump himself. So far we are lacking. We have also asked EA if it wants to weigh in and explain its involvement or otherwise. Again we are in a holding position.
The Independent caught this first, saying in a report: "Mr Trump had posted the fan-made video with the message: ‘Make America great again.' The soundtrack used the voice of The Illusive Man, a powerful and racist leader who first appeared in Mass Effect 2 and was voiced by Martin Sheen."
The paper doesn't appear to have heard from any of the players either. We suspect they are all very busy people.
There is some irony here. Trump might blow his own trumpet about liberty and free speech while simultaneously campaigning to limit those of others. µ
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