Russian state-owned TV network creates disturbing deepfake video with Donald ...

A state-controlled TV network in Russia created a disturbingly realistic deepfake video that portrays Donald as Vladimir Putin's pawn using quotes from the US president himself.  

Russia Today released its parody ad, entitled ' is here to make RT Great Again! (or is he?!)' on Tuesday. 

The video set in November 2020 imagines a world where is offered a job as a guest anchor for RT in Moscow after losing the election to Joe Biden.  

It features 's face superimposed on the body of a man with a similarly stocky build and a campy yellow wig - paired with real audio clips of the president fawning over Vladimir Putin, praising the Kremlin and slamming the mainstream media.    

RT's video was apparently meant to troll critics who have accused of being in Putin's pocket amid mounting concerns that the Russian government is trying to meddle in the US election, as they did in 2016. 

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State-controlled TV network Russia Today released a disturbingly realistic deepfake video that portrays Donald Trump as Vladimir Putin's pawn using quotes from the US president himself

State-controlled TV network Russia Today released a disturbingly realistic deepfake video that portrays Donald as Vladimir Putin's pawn using quotes from the US president himself

RT's video was apparently meant to troll critics who have accused Trump of being in Putin's pocket amid mounting concerns that the Russian government is trying to meddle in the US election. Trump is pictured with Putin in June 2019

RT's video was apparently meant to troll critics who have accused of being in Putin's pocket amid mounting concerns that the Russian government is trying to meddle in the US election. is pictured with Putin in June 2019

The video opens with the impostor arriving at the RT headquarters in a limo and shuffling into a dressing room labeled 'Donald : RT Special Host'. 

It cuts to proudly showing off a signed contract with '$1,000,000,000' scrawled across it in marker as he says: 'It was a very nice offer from President Putin.

'I could have said no thank you, or I could have said thank you. And I said… I'll take it!'

The impostor is then heard explaining his reasoning for joining the network - again using real audio from - in an on-camera interview spliced with clips of him exploring the newsroom. 

'I mean, I don't know, how would I combat news that's dishonest? How would I combat a reporter or a network that's totally dishonest?' he says. 'CNN, you know, it's 100 percent negative.' 

The video imagines a world where Trump is offered a job as a guest anchor for RT in Moscow after losing the election to Joe Biden. The scene above shows a Trump impostor showing off his signed contract as he says: 'It was a very nice offer from President Putin

The video imagines a world where is offered a job as a guest anchor for RT in Moscow after losing the election to Joe Biden. The scene above shows a impostor showing off his signed contract as he

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