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See Patton Oswalt Rock Out in Oval Office in Weezer’s ‘I Love the USA’

Comedian and Rivers Cuomo accidentally trigger nuclear war for ‘White Album’ deluxe edition track

Patton Oswalt stars as an ultra-patriotic dude rocking out in the Oval Office in the new video for Weezer‘s “I Love the USA,” a cut off the band’s just-released deluxe edition of their latest self-titled LP, dubbed the “White Album.”

In the clip, the comedian – decked out in stars-and-stripes bandana, pants and fanny pack – stumbles into a vacant Oval Office, where he sings Rivers Cuomo’s ode to America; the Weezer frontman appears briefly as a Secret Service member not adequately doing his job.

The video ends with Cuomo and Oswalt accidentally triggering a nuclear war. “Just trying to make America great,” Oswalt’s character says as sirens blare. The comedian has devoted much of his Twitter feed to criticizing Donald Trump this election season.

“We are Weezer and we approve this message,” the band said in a tweet Sunday for the track, which first appeared in June as part of the musical celebration dedicated to the NASA’s Jupiter-bound Juno mission.

The digital-only version of Weezer’s 2016 album features a pair of new tracks – “Friend of a Friend” and “Fake Smiles and Nervous Laughter” – as well as a remix of the LP’s “Jacked Up” featuring Fitz & the Tantrums and Pussy Riot’s Nadya.

After announcing the “White Album” deluxe, Weezer promised that there are “more surprises coming later this week!” It’s unclear if the “I Love the USA” video is among those surprises.

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