EXCLUSIVE ‘Joe Biden: Just like your grandpa, only worse … much worse’ – Pro-Trump group ridicules president’s rambling stories, inappropriate kisses and ill-timed naps in satirical video
- President Joe Biden announced his reelection campaign on Tuesday
- Conservatives rolled out attack adverts, including one from a Trump super PAC
- It uses soaring music and somber words to ridicule ‘America’s grandpa’
It opens just like any other campaign video. The Stars and Stripes flutters to the sound of majestic music, before cutting to wild horses galloping free.
‘Joe Biden loves America,’ the narrator intones, ‘like a grandfather who loves his grandchildren.’
Then it all goes off the rails with a clip of then Vice President Biden trying to plant a kiss on the teenage daughter of Sen. Chris Coons in 2015. She leans away awkwardly.
Within hours of Biden announcing his reelection campaign on Tuesday, opponents were flooding the field with attack ads.
But a super PAC aligned with former President Donald Trump has gone with a satirical take, painting Biden as ‘America’s grandpa’ complete with awkward kisses, rambling yarns and afternoon naps.
‘Joe Biden loves America like a grandfather who loves his grandchildren.’ Cut to video of Biden trying to kiss on the teenage daughter of Sen. Chris Coons in 2015
‘Joe showers us with affection,’ runs the commentary in the one-minute video produced by MAGA Inc, ‘shares wacky stories.’
It cuts to Biden in 2017 giving a speech at the renaming of a swimming pool, discussing how his leg hair would turn blond in the sun.
‘And the kids used to come up and reach into the pool and rub my leg down…’
The video continues with its commentary of grandpa Biden … ‘And loves taking naps,’ with a clip of a jet-lagged president dozing off at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, in 2021.
‘With your support Joe Biden can continue being America’s grandpa,’ it says, with the famous clip of the then vice president whispering into the ear of Stephanie Carter, wife of then Defense Secretary Ash Carter.
The effect is in line with conservative efforts to brand Biden as ‘Creepy Joe,’ the hair-sniffer-in-chief.
And it shows how Biden’s opponents will use his age against him in the 2024 campaign.
‘Joe Biden for president,’ it ends. ‘Just like your grandpa, but worse … much worse.’
The video by MAGA Inc also features the moment Biden dozed off at a major international climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, in 2021
And there was the moment when then Vice President Biden whispered into the ear of Stephanie Carter, as her husband was sworn in as defense secretary in 2015
Biden’s announcement sets up a potential rerun of the 2020 election. With almost 18 months to go, Donald Trump is in poll position to secure the Republican nomination.
He was quick to attack Biden’s record on Tuesday.
‘Thanks to Joe Biden’s socialist spending calamity, American families are being decimated by the worst inflation in half a century. Banks are failing,’ he said.
‘Our currency is crashing and the dollar will soon no longer be the world standard, which will be our greatest defeat in over 200 years.’
He also slammed Biden’s leadership on the world stage.
‘Russia is teaming up with China. Iran is days away from a nuclear bomb—not even thinkable,’ he said.
‘Ukraine has been devastated by an invasion that would never, ever have happened if I was president—and Joe Biden has led us to the very brink of World War III.’
The Republican National Committee released a video on Tuesday imagining how the U.S. and the world might look if President Joe Biden won a second term in 2024
The Republican National Committee riffed on some of the same themes with an attack ad it said was generated with artificial intelligence.
‘What if the weakest president we ever had were re-elected,’ its attack ad asks, before answering the question.
It cuts to an image of a warplane in the sky, explosions in a foreign city and a warship at sea.
Images of burning buildings and troops in the street give way to protesters marching under the flag of the People’s Republic of China.