Just hours ahead of Juneteenth, the celebration of the end of slavery in the United States, the president tweeted an ad showing Americans overreacting to videos depicting racism, indicating that people have become too sensitive about racism and that they often get it wrong. What’s even odder is that Trump, who is so far underwater with black voters he will never recover from it, thought this was a great idea.
Straight out of 1984… This Trump tweet is not only bizarre. It’s bogus. I never did a live shot on this so obviously the chyron is a fake. pic.twitter.com/aUl9v91dfh
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) June 19, 2020
In addition to ending with a shot of a wonderful, non-racist white man in a red MAGA hat accused of racism after helping a black Uber driver out of a snowbank, Trump’s ad included shots of Jim Acosta that were doctored and not even close to being real. The idea was to show the American media as biased against Trump and his supporters. The fakery did not go over well.
In response to the ad, CNN’s Jim Acosta tweeted:
‘This Trump tweets is not only bizarre. It’s bogus. I never did a live shot on this so obviously the chyron is a fake.’
Acosta has been a favorite whipping boy for the president thanks to the reporter’s refusal to back down from tough questions and the calling out of the president’s worst actions. It was of course Jim Acosta whose video Trump tried to fake, he did so before by having aides speed up a video to depict Acosta as having physically attacked a female staffer who attempted to take his microphone away. This one is just as fake as that one was.
Twitter did not react Kindly to Trump’s ad, with only his staunchest supporters in agreement with it. Many even said they were reporting Acosta’s tweet as “abusive.” Read some of Twitter’s reaction below:
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