Courtesy of WaPo:
Former vice president Joe Biden, a Democratic presidential candidate, released a new campaign ad late Wednesday highlighting the NATO video in a blistering critique of Trump’s ability to lead on the global stage. Biden’s campaign also mocked Trump’s repeated insistence that the United States requires a president who isn’t a “laughingstock,” ending the ad with a graphic that read, “We need a leader the world respects.” By early Thursday, the roughly minute-long video had been watched more than 5 million times.
“The world is laughing at President Trump,” Biden tweeted. “They see him for what he really is: dangerously incompetent and incapable of world leadership.”
The pointed ad marks the continued fallout after Trudeau, French President Emmanuel Macron, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and other dignitaries were caught on camera Tuesday engaging in a brief exchange apparently about Trump that quickly spiraled into an international incident. On Wednesday, Trudeau, Macron and Johnson were forced to field questions about the candid conversation and Trump was described as “the scorned child on the global playground” and “a sulking, brooding president,” The Washington Post reported.
Set to dramatic instrumental music, Biden’s ad opens with Trump grinning and flashing a thumbs up as he stands flanked by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and Romanian President Klaus Iohannis.
But the video quickly cuts to the Tuesday footage of the leaders at Buckingham Palace and their animated conversation.
“World leaders caught on camera laughing about President Trump,” a narrator says.
“Several world leaders mocking President Trump,” another speaker says. The video zooms in on Macron talking before jumping to a close-up of Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte mid-laugh. Other clips show Johnson and Trudeau smiling.
The ad then calls attention to other occasions where Trump has been met with derision from foreign leaders, including video of the president addressing the U.N. General Assembly last year, where his remarks were met with “audible guffaws” from audience members, The Post’s David Nakamura reported.
“A president the world is laughing at,” reads all-caps text superimposed on footage from Trump’s address.
Let’s face it SOMEBODY was going to use this footage against Trump.
And it seems appropriate Joe Biden be the one.
Especially since he has a well publicized positive relationship with most of the folks in that video mocking Trump, and can easily make the case that he would be the far better president.
But then again, who wouldn’t?