Donald Trump trolled Joe Biden with a tweet of a video that was edited to show him dancing from NWA to F *** the Police – after the Democrat actually danced to Despacito.
The president tweeted, “What is this about?” about the late Tuesday video made by a “parody / satire channel” producing pro-Trump memes.
Then on Wednesday morning he tweeted again, this time saying, “China is drooling. You can’t believe that! ‘
Trump’s tweet was flagged as “compromised media” by Twitter, but the video was not removed. Biden supporters requested that it be removed from the platform.
Biden had been ridiculed by Trump supporters for pulling out his cell phone and playing the hit ̵
A grinning Biden played the song on his cell phone after it was introduced by Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi at the Tampa event as the Democratic candidate seeks Spanish support in one of the major battlefield nations.
However, critics accused Biden of “pandering” and derided him for playing a song whose title means “Slowly” – reminiscent of Trump’s nickname “Slow Joe”.
‘Why is?’ He asked about the edited video, which he retweeted Tuesday night, and tweeted again on Wednesday that “China is drooling.”
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden was playing “Despacito” on his cell phone when he took the stage to deliver a speech at a Hispanic Heritage Month kick-off event in Kissimmee, Florida. Biden was introduced by Luis Fonsi (right), the singer of Despacito
Biden played the song when he stepped on stage after Luis Fonsi to deliver a speech at a Hispanic Heritage Month event in Kissimmee.
The video showed Biden dancing happily to the song before saying, “I’ll tell you what – if I had the talent of one of these people, I would be elected president by acclamation.”
The president previously attacked his opponent, claiming that Biden supported the defunding of the police, which Biden did not do.
The meme’s producer, United Spot, had urged followers to tag Trump and his caddy social media director Dan Scavino in hopes of tweeting the video.
When Trump did so, the report tweeted, “Words cannot express how truly happy we are right now. True happiness and an overwhelming sense of joy. Our hero president shared one of our videos and it’s one of the most amazing feelings ever. Thank you very much.’
This was Biden’s first trip to Florida as a candidate as he embarked on an urgent mission to increase support among Latinos who could vote on election in one of the nation’s toughest battlefield states.
Even before Trump’s retweet, Biden had a backlash for the real video that used ‘Despacito’.
“Oh my god,” wrote CBS News political correspondent Ed O’Keefe.
‘Does @JoeBiden realize that Despacito means “slow”? Goes well with Slow Joe, ”added Mercedes Schlapp, Senior Advisor for the Trump Pence Campaign.
Another viewer said: “Joe Biden coming to the Latino vote with Despacito is terrible.”
Steve Cortes, Senior Advisor for the Trump 2020 Campaign, tweeted: ‘Joe Biden steps up on the podium and plays Despacito from his phone. I wonder why he is fighting with Hispanics ?! ‘
Twitter user Vince Dao tweeted, “Joe Biden Joe enters an event with Hispanic heritage and literally whips out his cell phone and plays Despacito. Is this guy fr [for real]? Even SNL couldn’t think of something so stupid! ‘
Another Twitter user joked: “Thank god he decided against the sombrero.”
The moment was even postponed with the right song by some on social media
‘Does @JoeBiden recognize that Despacito means “slow”? Goes well with Slow Joe, ”added Mercedes Schlapp, Senior Advisor for Trump Pence Campaign on Twitter
Another Trump adviser speaks: Steve Cortes is an adviser to the presidential campaign
“Conservative influencer,” tweeted Vince Dao. Is this guy fr [for real]? Even SNL couldn’t think of something so stupid! ‘
Chandler Crump, a 16-year-old Conservative, linked using the song to Biden’s Gaffe when he told Charlamagne, the god, if you have a problem figuring out whether you are for me or Trump, you are not black.
A win for Biden in Florida would dramatically cut Trump’s path to re-election.
But in a state where elections are often decided by a percentage point, there are growing concerns that Biden is slipping, especially among the state’s influential Latino voters.
“More than any other time, the Hispanic and Latin American communities hold the fate of this country in their own hands,” Biden said during the event on Tuesday.
“You can determine the direction of this country.”
He was joined by several supporters, including the actress Eva Longoria and the singers Ricky Martin and Luis Fonsi.
An NBC Marist poll released last week found that Latinos in the state were roughly evenly split between Biden and Trump.
Democrat Hillary Clinton led Trump in the same 2016 poll by 59 to 36 percent among Latinos – and Trump won Florida by about 1 percentage point.
In an effort to regain lost ground, Biden claimed Tuesday that he would be a better president for Hispanics than Trump, pointing to his commitment to immigration reform and a new plan to support the economy in Puerto Rico.
“Donald Trump has failed the Hispanic community time and time again, and that’s no secret,” Biden said.
“Whether it was his heinous act of separating children from their families at their border, his repeated attacks on dreamers, his neglect of the people of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, or his repeated failure to ensure essential workers had the personal protection have equipment they need. ‘
Even so, because of the state’s Cuban-American population, Hispanic voters in Florida tend to be slightly more Republican than Hispanic voters across the country.
This was Biden’s first trip to Florida as a candidate as he embarked on an urgent mission to bolster support among Latinos in one of the toughest battlefield states in the country
There are few public polls nationwide to measure the opinions of Latino voters this year and see if they differ from those four years ago.
But the Democrats are not taking any chances.
Billionaire Mike Bloomberg has pledged to spend at least $ 100 million to defeat Trump in Florida.
And while Biden spends his day on the so-called Interstate 4 corridor in central Florida, he dedicates himself to one of the most critical regions of the state.
While Republicans in the north and southwest of the state tend to post large numbers of Republicans and Democrats are strong in coastal cities, campaigns tend to fight for every vote in central Florida.
Biden’s first event in Tampa focused on veterans and aimed to encourage a possible opening up among military voters who broadly supported Trump in 2016 but are seen as potentially convincing based on controversial comments the president allegedly ridiculed as “losers”. and “sucker”.
Actress Eva Longoria speaks with former Vice President Joe Biden in Florida Tuesday night during a Hispanic Heritage Month event
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Ricky Martin, a Puerto Rican singer, also spoke at the Joe Biden event in Florida
Martin and Longoria were seated next to each other when the Florida Democratic candidate spoke
Trump declined to make the remarks first reported by anonymous sources from The Atlantic, but many of the comments were later confirmed by The Associated Press.
“Nowhere are his mistakes more blatant and offensive to me than when he vilified our service members, veterans and wounded warriors who have fallen,” said Biden.
Of his late son Beau, who served as a member of the Delaware Army National Guard overseas, Biden said, “He’s gone now, but he’s no fool.”
Biden’s decision to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Kissimmee reflects a focus on the state’s fast-growing Puerto Rican community.
Many Puerto Ricans moved to Florida after Hurricane Maria devastated the island in 2017.