Donald Trump has tweeted a bizarre clip of himself edited into the film Independence Day.

The clip, made by the group Mad_Liberals was posted without caption by the US president on Saturday evening. It shows him edited over Bill Pullam's face delivering the famous speech in the 1996 film Independence Day.

In the original film clip, President Whitmore, played by Bill Pullman tells the people: "Mankind, that word should have new meaning for all of us today. We can't be consumed by our petty differences anymore.

"We will be united in our common interests... and you will once again be fighting for our freedom - not from tyranny, oppression or persecution, but from annihilation.

"We're fighting for our right to live, to exist, and should we win today the 4th of July will no longer be known as an American holiday but as the day when the world declared in one voice, 'We will not go quietly into the night. We will not vanish without a fight. We're going to live on. We're going to survive. Today we celebrate our Independence Day."

Senator Ted Cruz also features in the bizarre clip along with Rep. Matt Gaetz, and Fox News hosts Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson.

Response to the clip has been mixed to say the least, with Independence Day actor Bill Pullman hitting out at the tweet. He told The Hollywood Reporter: "My voice belongs to no one but me, and I’m not running for president – this year.”