At present, former Vice President Joe Biden is doing well in the Democratic presidential primary race – and President Donald Trump and his campaign are noticing and worrying, apparently. They’ve been promoting a video clip featuring Biden that is deceptively edited to make it appear as though he endorsed re-electing Trump as opposed to elevating anyone on the Democratic side, let alone himself, to the presidency. The actual full quote changes the meaning from Biden entirely, making this Trump camp video brazen information. And they wonder why Americans worry about the security of the election why again?
On Twitter, the deceptive video had garnered millions of views, and although many of those certainly know that the piece was propaganda – others don’t. The president is seeking re-election on the basis of lies.
In the clip, Biden says:
’Excuse me. We can only reelect Donald Trump.’
In reality, he’d been discussing attacks on presidential primary race rival Bernie Sanders, and his actual conclusion was much different than the piece above suggests. His actual full quote reads:
‘Excuse me. We can only reelect Donald Trump if in fact we get engaged in this circular firing squad here. It’s gotta be a positive campaign.’
Both Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale and senior legal adviser Jenna Ellis are among those to share the video. Trump himself retweeted it on Saturday.
Check it out:
Sleepy Joe💤in St. Louis, Missouri today:
— Dan Scavino (@DanScavino) March 8, 2020
Although Biden has hardly always been the front runner, Trump and his cronies have been attacking him for awhile. Trump’s attempt to bribe Ukraine into investigating the Bidens on the basis of completely baseless claims of corruption is what drove the impeachment proceedings against him. Although the situation at the heart of the Biden allegations unfolded years prior, Trump and Republicans only started caring after Biden launched his campaign for president.
Biden campaign spokesperson Andrew Bates pointed this out in his response, sharing:
’It’s not surprising that Trump’s re-election campaign is resorting to more disinformation about the Vice President — after all, Trump himself is so panicked about Joe Biden that he got himself impeached trying to force a foreign country to lie about him.’
Currently, Biden beats Trump in polls measuring a hypothetical general election match-up between the two of them, and Democratic voter turnout in the 2020 presidential primary has surged well beyond 2016 levels, suggesting that voters are ready to turn those numbers into reality.
Check out Twitter’s response: