President Donald J. Trump has warned Democrats trying to tear him down that he will not be backing down from the fight.
In a forceful new video that Trump played at his Nevada and Arizona rallies over the weekend and shared via Truth Social on Tuesday, the 45th president is portrayed as a lion, while his detractors and attackers are likened to “jackals” and “hyenas.”
“The jackals, hyenas, they’re barking at [the lion], laughing at him,” the voice of Christopher Walken – sourced from the movie “Poolhall Junkies” – says in the video as clips of Democrats roll by.
“They nip his toes and eat the food that’s in his domain,” he notes. “They do this, and they get closer and closer and bolder and bolder until, one day, that lion gets up and tears the s*** out of everybody, runs like the wind, eats everything in his path. Because every once in a while, the lion has to show the jackals who he is.”
Driving the point home, the video then shows footage of Trump boldly crossing into North Korea, deftly catching a pen out of mid-air, and returning a wayward cap to the head of a U.S. Marine.
The message is clear: Trump, the fierce and noble “king of the jungle,” will not tolerate being trifled with.
In recent months, the president has demonstrated his resolve on this matter by taking legal action against the individuals and media organizations that he contends have defamed him in the public square.
For instance, in March, Trump sued his 2016 political opponent, Hillary Clinton, and the Democratic National Committee for conspiring to “weave a false narrative” that he had colluded with Russia.
Further, on Oct. 3, the president filed a defamation lawsuit against CNN, seeking $475 million in damages for the network’s “campaign of dissuasion in the form of libel and slander” against him.
In a statement announcing the lawsuit, Trump said he was “proud” to “begin the process of standing up to Fake News and Mainstream Media,” and vowed to take further action in response to other injustices he had endured at the hands of “Fake News Media Companies” and the Jan. 6 “Unselect Committee.”