A video mocking former President Obama’s endorsement of Joe Biden tweeted out by President Trump quickly racked up more views than Obama’s original tweet in support of the former vice president.
The meme on Trump’s twitter account drew 10.3 viewers within roughly 13 hours, to Obama’s 10.2 million, Fox News reported.
Trump continued to amass viewers Tuesday morning, hitting 13.5 million, while Obama’s 12-minute video appeared stalled at 10.3 million.
The video played off an Allstate Insurance spot featuring spokesman Dennis Haysbert watching a basketball game with friends when a commercial in which he appears is aired during a break.
In the parody, Obama’s head is superimposed on Haysbert’s body and the ad shows Biden speaking in 2017 about how he used to be a lifeguard when he was younger.
As the former veep recalls how kids used to rub his leg in the swimming pool to watch his “hair come back up again,” the group of men look at Obama.
He then says, “What?”
Obama endorsed Biden after Sen. Bernie Sanders pulled out of the 2020 presidential race, clearing the path to the nomination for the former veep.
He also criticized Trump’s handling of the coronavirus response without mentioning him by name.
“Our country’s future hangs on this election and it won’t be easy,” Obama said. “On the other hand, pandemics have a way of cutting through a lot of noise and spin to remind us of what is real and what is important.”
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