Trump shares fake video of Biden dancing to ‘f**k the police’

Republicans earlier mocked Democrat for playing Despacito at campaign event

Gino Spocchia
Wednesday 16 September 2020 13:27
Biden travels to Florida to appeal to critical Latino voters

“What is this all about?”, asked Donald Trump as he retweeted a fake video showing Joe Biden dancing to the song “F**k tha Police”.

The video was originally shared on Twitter by The United Spot, a conservative satirical account producing videos such as that shared by the US president on Tuesday night.  

It starts with footage from the Democratic presidential nominee’s campaign event in Florida on Tuesday, where he told an audience “I just have one thing to say”, before holding up-his mobile to a microphone.

The 77-year-old then played the song “Despacito” to an audience of Latino voters and supporters, commending the talent of artist Luis Fonsi, who was in attendance at the Biden campaign event.

“I tell you what, If I had the talent of any of these people I’d be, I’d be, elected president by acclamation”, said Mr Biden on Tuesday.

That clip soon went viral, with Republicans deriding the Democratic candidate’s use of a song that - when translated from Spanish - means “Slowly”.

“Does Joe Biden realise that Despacito means “slowly”?”, wrote Trump campaign adviser Mercedes Schlapp on Twitter, adding that it “Fits well with Slow Joe”, the nickname used by Mr Trump to mock his election opponent.

The United Spot then turned the video into a parody, replacing Despacito with N.W.A’s 1988 hit, “F**k tha police”.

Mr Biden appeared to be listening to the lyrics: “F**k the police comin' straight from the underground, A young n**** got it bad 'cause I'm brown”.

Following the president’s retweet, Twitter labelled the video as “Manipulated media”, directing users to the original video featuring Despacito.

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