President TrumpDonald TrumpUN meeting with US, France canceled over scheduling issue Trump sues NYT, Mary Trump over story on tax history McConnell, Shelby offer government funding bill without debt ceiling MORE and his campaign promoted an edited video of former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenUN meeting with US, France canceled over scheduling issue Schumer moves to break GOP blockade on Biden's State picks GOP Rep. Cawthorn likens vaccine mandates to 'modern-day segregation' MORE that incorrectly made it seem like he endorsed a Trump reelection.
The edited version of the video had received 4.2 million views and 19,400 retweets after Trump shared it as of Sunday afternoon. The footage is from Biden’s speech in Kansas City, Mo., on Saturday.
"Excuse me. We can only reelect Donald Trump," Biden appears to say, but the rest of his sentence is cut off.
He actually said, “Excuse me. We can only reelect Donald Trump if in fact we get engaged in this circular firing squad here. It's gotta be a positive campaign.”
Biden made the comments while discouraging “negative attacks” against his Democratic opponent Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersFranken targets senators from both parties in new comedy tour Pelosi says House members would not vote on spending bill top line higher than Senate's Groups push lawmakers to use defense bill to end support for Saudis in Yemen civil war MORE (I-Vt.).
Trump campaign manager Brad ParscaleBrad ParscaleAides tried to get Trump to stop attacking McCain in hopes of clinching Arizona: report MORE and senior legal adviser Jenna Ellis both also shared the edited video, and the president retweeted it Saturday.
Biden campaign spokesperson Andrew Bates said the president “has made it inescapably clear that he’s terrified of Joe Biden.”
"It's not surprising that Trump's re-election campaign is resorting to more disinformation about the Vice President -- after all, Trump himself is so panicked about Joe Biden that he got himself impeached trying to force a foreign country to lie about him," Bates said, according to CNN.
Trump and his campaign have emphasized Biden’s gaffes throughout the campaign, including when he said “Super Thursday” instead of “Super Tuesday.”