SPONSORED:

Eric Trump uses misleading clip to blast Biden for using teleprompter

Eric Trump uses misleading clip to blast Biden for using teleprompter
© Getty Images

President TrumpDonald TrumpCIA chief threatened to resign over push to install Trump loyalist as deputy: report Azar in departure letter says Capitol riot threatens to 'tarnish' administration's accomplishments Justice Dept. argues Trump should get immunity from rape accuser's lawsuit MORE’s son Eric TrumpEric TrumpThird bank cuts ties with Trump after Capitol riot Eric Trump: Business cancellations part of liberal 'cancel culture' Let's make Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 the day Trumpism died MORE tweeted a misleading clip claiming Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenAzar in departure letter says Capitol riot threatens to 'tarnish' administration's accomplishments House Democrats introduce measures to oppose Trump's bomb sale to Saudis On The Money: Retail sales drop in latest sign of weakening economy | Fast-food workers strike for minimum wage | US officials raise concerns over Mexico's handling of energy permits MORE was using a teleprompter during a Telemundo interview. 

The younger Trump tweeted a clip of Biden responding to a question while looking at a screen, then saying, “Oh, I lost that line.” The video has text claiming Biden was “caught red-handed using a teleprompter.”

In reality, Biden was responding to questions from Telemundo viewers that were on a monitor. 

ADVERTISEMENT

A Telemundo spokesperson told The Hill that allegations of Biden using a teleprompter during the interview are “absolutely false.”

“Noticias Telemundo has never allowed someone who is being interviewed on its news programs to read answers from a teleprompter which would be a clear violation of its editorial policies and standards,” they said.

Eric Trump’s tweet comes as the Trump campaign has sought to question Biden’s cognitive capabilities, accusing him without evidence of using a teleprompter for pre-planned interview questions. 

ADVERTISEMENT

President Trump and his campaign have tweeted misleading and doctored videos in the past. Several of those tweets have been flagged by Twitter, including those in which the president mischaracterized information about mail-in voting or the coronavirus pandemic. 

These attacks come a week before Trump and Biden will debate in Cleveland on Sept. 29. 

Trump has also mocked the Biden campaign’s adherence to social distancing guidance from public health officials as the Trump campaign continues to hold large in-person rallies. 

—Updated at 1:50 p.m.