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‘This Is Exactly What Hillary Tried To Do’ – Critics Slam New Biden Ad For Claiming ‘World Is Laughing’ At Trump

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Via Zerohedge

Vice President Joe Biden and his team have seized on Tuesday evening’s now-infamous ‘hot mic’ moment featuring Justin Trudeau, Boris Johnson, Emmanuel Macron and Dutch PM Mark Rutte and transformed it into a campaign advertisement claiming that the rest of the world is laughing at President Trump.

They supplemented the moment by sprinkling in clips from cable news, Trump’s speech at the 2019 UN General Assembly and other moments where world leaders were purportedly less than impressed with Trump’s performance (they also used a clip from when the Polish first lady shook Melania Trump’s hand, bypassing Trump’s outstretched hand, which she probably missed because she didn’t see it – not because it was some kind of intentional snub).

The advertisement concludes with a campaign stump speech spoken by Biden: “The world sees Trump for what he is: Insincere, ill-informed and corrupt…dangerously incompetent and incapable, in my view, of world leadership.”

While we would like to give Biden’s team credit for the swiftness with which they pushed out their ad (they will no doubt be followed in time by the rest of the Democratic pack), it’s still impossible to ignore that this is the exact same messaging that Hillary Clinton used in 2016 (though Trump hadn’t yet served a term in office then) and – as one twitter wit pointed out –

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Vice President Joe Biden and his team have seized on Tuesday evening’s now-infamous ‘hot mic’ moment featuring Justin Trudeau, Boris Johnson, Emmanuel Macron and Dutch PM Mark Rutte and transformed it into a campaign advertisement claiming that the rest of the world is laughing at President Trump.

Biden’s video has been viewed nearly 4 million times in its first eight hours of life…not too shabby.

They supplemented the moment by sprinkling in clips from cable news, Trump’s speech at the 2019 UN General Assembly and other moments where world leaders were purportedly less than impressed with Trump’s performance (they also used a clip from when the Polish first lady shook Melania Trump’s hand, bypassing Trump’s outstretched hand, which she probably missed because she didn’t see it – not because it was some kind of intentional snub).

The advertisement concludes with a campaign stump speech spoken by Biden: “The world sees Trump for what he is: Insincere, ill-informed and corrupt…dangerously incompetent and incapable, in my view, of world leadership.”

While we give Biden’s team credit for the swiftness with which they pushed out their ad (they will no doubt be followed in time by the rest of the Democratic pack), unfortunately, we doubt his message will be very effective at winning over swing voters.

Unsurprisingly, all the big-name “we’re with her” dems and donors were impressed by the ad and it’s “smart” and “powerful” message.

And some political reporters were there ready to point out why this isn’t a “smart” strategy.

But it was a great attempt at regaining relevance for Biden at a time when the national conversation has already moved on to the next round of centrist challengers who are ready to take his place at the top when he strokes out on live TV.

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