We’ve all seen how Trump gets when he’s desperate, but this is just mindblowing!
On Saturday, Trump’s Social Media Manager, Dan Scavino posted a video on Twitter that shows Joe Biden saying that we should elect Donald Trump in 2020. Obviously it’s a fake, but of course, Trump retweeted it.
Sleepy Joe💤in St. Louis, Missouri today:
— Dan Scavino (@DanScavino) March 8, 2020
Here’s a video of what Biden REALLY said in that speech. Fast forward to about the 9:45 mark:
Shortly after Trump retweeted that video, Twitter tagged it as “Manipulated Media,” which was pointed out by Washington Post reporter, Cat Zakrzewski:
Just in: Twitter applied its new manipulated media label for the first time to a deceptively edited video of Joe Biden. It was shared by White House social media director Dan Scavino, and retweeted by the president. pic.twitter.com/PggcCwMNkx
— Cat Zakrzewski (@Cat_Zakrzewski) March 8, 2020
According to reports:
‘A spokesperson for twitter said on Sunday that the tweet was “actioned” based on a policy it recently rolled out to prevent users from deceptively sharing “synthetic or manipulated media that are likely to cause harm.”
‘The tweet, the president’s social media manager Dan Scavino posted on Saturday, shows edited footage from a speech Biden delivered in Missouri earlier that day. ‘
The tweet still appears on Trump’s feed, though evidently the “Manipulated Media” tag is no longer on the video. We’re not sure why it was removed, but regardless, the Twitterverse had a field day with it. Check out some of these responses:
Featured image via screenshot.