“Joe Biden promised to help our community. It was a lie. Here’s President Obama,” a narrator in the ad says, leading into an audio clip of Obama decrying “plantation politics” and “black people in the worst jobs” over headline summaries knocking Biden’s history on race. “Joe Biden won’t represent us,” a female narrator concludes.NBC:
President Barack Obama is demanding a pro-Trump group stop airing a “despicable” ad that uses a recording of Obama’s voice to attack former Vice President Joe Biden— a rare intervention in a race that Obama has largely avoided so far.
“[T]his despicable ad is straight out of the Republican disinformation playbook, and it’s clearly designed to suppress turnout among minority voters in South Carolina by taking President Obama’s voice out of context and twisting his words to mislead viewers,” Obama spokesperson Katie Hill told NBC News.
“In the interest of truth in advertising, we are calling on TV stations to take this ad down and stop playing into the hands of bad actors who seek to sow division and confusion among the electorate,” Hill said.
“President Obama has several friends in this race, including, of course, his own esteemed vice president,” said Hill, Obama’s spokeswoman. “He has said he has no plans to endorse in the primary because he believes that in order for Democrats to be successful this fall, voters must choose their nominee.”
Trumpstains will begin their Operation Chaos in South Carolina and vote for Bernie Sanders because they believe that if he wins the Democratic nominee, Trump will get another four years.
Some South Carolina Republicans have launched a so-called “Operation Chaos” to convince conservatives to take advantage of the state’s open primary and vote for Biden’s leading opponent, Bernie Sanders, on Saturday. The National Republican Congressional Campaign Committee has predicted the GOP will win back the House if Sanders is the Democrats’ nominee.
“When the president attacks Joe Biden, it’s personal. But when we attack Bernie, it’s strategic. And we’re not doing a lot of that now,” said a Trump campaign adviser. “We think we can beat all of them, but Bernie is easier to beat because he’s so far left that it’s the type of choice we want.”