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Colbert: Trump sharing fake 'F--- tha Police' video made Biden 'way cooler'

The Hill logo The Hill 17/09/2020 14:38:36 Joe Concha
Joe Biden wearing a suit and tie: Colbert: Trump sharing fake 'F--- tha Police' video made Biden 'way cooler' © Getty ImagesColbert: Trump sharing fake 'F--- tha Police' video made Biden 'way cooler'

Stephen Colbert said President Trump's decision to retweet a manipulated video of Joe Biden made the Democratic nominee "way cooler," with the CBS "Late Show" host joking that "bad boy Joe" is an image the former vice president's supporters would likely embrace.

"Wow, that takes really balls. To manipulate a video of your opponent to make him way cooler," Colbert said on Wednesday night.

"What's Trump going to say next? 'I saw Joe Biden smoking a spliff outside the 7-eleven,'" he added. "The store told him to stop, and he said, 'Can it, Daddio,' and jumped into the sidecar of Steve McQueen's motorcycle. And they jumped a fence. That's bad boy Joe. Don't date him, girls!"

Trump earlier Wednesday shared a fake video that gave the impression that Biden was playing the NWA song "F--- tha Police" on his phone. Biden was instead playing "Despacito" after being introduced by Puerto Rican artist Luis Fonsi at an event in Florida.

The manipulated content was originally tweeted by a pro-Trump parody account "The United Spot."

The president added the caption, "What is this all about?" when sharing the video.

Twitter flagged Trump's retweet as "manipulated media."

Biden was also mocked for deciding to play "Despacito," with some accusing the former vice president of pandering to Hispanics.

17. syyskuuta 2020 17:38:36 Categories: The Hill

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