Trump shares edited vid mocking Obama for endorsing ‘bumbling’ Joe Biden – The Sun

DONALD Trump tweeted a campaign ad this morning that appears to mock former President Barack Obama’s endorsement of his former vice president, Joe Biden, for president.

The video, which was posted on Monday, is a play on an Allstate insurance company ad that shows spokesman Dennis Haysbert watching a sports game with friends.


But in place of Haysbert, the nearly 30-second video is edited to show Obama’s head superimposed over the actor’s face.

“Not another commercial,” one friend says as the game pauses and a commercial — edited to be a campaign ad for Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee — airs.

Then a real clip of Biden appears on screen talking about how kids used to rub his leg when he worked as a lifeguard at a swimming pool.

Biden says the kids would do it to watch his “hair come back up again.”

“I learned about kids jumping on my lap,” Biden is heard saying as the camera pans over the friends watching the game. “I love kids jumping on my lap.”

The friends appear concerned and look over at “Obama” who raises his hands and says, “What?”



The video — which has been attacked online for being racist — ends with the Trump/Pence 2020 campaign logo, before the clip ends with a wavering American flag.

The Trump campaign has said it's not an official ad.

Biden gave the remarks featured in the edited ad during a 2017 speech during which he talked about being a lifeguard when he was younger.

The real Allstate ad shows Haysbert watching a basketball game with his friends when it pauses and one of his commercials for the insurance company airs.

Last Tuesday, Obama endorsed Biden for president, years after the two served together as president and vice president for two terms.

“Joe has the character and the experience to guide us through one of our darkest times and heal us through a long recovery,” Obama said in a video, during which he said the coronavirus pandemic reinforced the need for better leadership in the U.S.

Obama’s endorsement came after Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders dropped out of the race and threw his support behind Biden.

“The Republicans occupying the White House and running the U.S. Senate are not interested in progress,” Obama said in the video. “They’re interested in power.”

Trump has tried to portray Biden as a "bumbling" candidate for president, frequently touting his blunders on the 2020 campaign trail.

Earlier this month, the two spoke over the phone about the coronavirus pandemic.

Trump told reporters at his daily coronavirus task force White House briefing: “He gave me his point of view, and I fully understood that, and we just had a very friendly conversation."

Biden has said he’d like to share with Trump some lessons he learned from dealing with similar crises during the Obama administration.

But Trump said: “It doesn’t mean that I agree with those suggestions.”

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