The Trump campaign posted the video on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube – where it garnered millions of views. The companies did not take any action on this video. As of Wednesday morning, the video had received nearly 2 million views and was retweeted at least 9,700 times.
The president is playing video at his rallies across the country this week, which could be used as a way to argue that Biden is mentally unfit for office.
The Trump team has repeatedly pushed misleading videos trying to support the issue. Some were selected. Others are plain fake.
This week’s campaign is promoting a clip, not Trump, that Biden seems to have said he is running against George W. Bush.
These videos seem to be gaining traction among Trump supporters.
Similarly, before Tuesday’s Trump event in West Salem, Wisconsin, a woman interviewed by CNN said Biden would not be able to lead the country because of his mental capacity. “He forgets where he is, he forgets who he is running against, he forgets what he is running for,” she said.
When asked when Biden forgot who he was running against, he quoted a misleading clip the Trump campaign has been pushing all this week, saying the former vice president intended to show that he was running against Bush.
Video details are here:
The full interview was part of the virtual “I Will Vote” concert hosted by comedian Jorge Lopez and CNN political commentator Ana Navarro. The 27-second isolated video, which was widely shared on social media, failed to contextually convey Biden’s response to Lopez’s question, George W. Bush said. Biden has given the impression that he has confused Trump with Bush.
The concert began at 8 p.m. About 12 minutes into the event, Lopez asked Biden, “If someone is undecided, or thinks not to vote, why should they vote, why should they vote for you?”
Biden replied, “Well, first of all, the reason they vote is a lot on the ballot this year. I mean it’s a lot of consequence – not because I’m running, but because I’ve running against whom. ‘ And the character of the country, in my view, is literally on the ballot. What kind of country are we going to be. ”
The gist of the question is what came next:
“George, uh, George, uh, he, uh, if Trump is elected, we will be, we will be in a different world.”
About 45 minutes after the interview, t Trump Warroom tweeted a clip with the caption: “Joe Biden, ‘George, uh, George, uh.’
The video sent by the Trump campaign did not tell viewers that Biden was answering a question asked by George Lopez.
CNN’s Hyun “Alyssa” Choi contributed to the report.