Biden Posts Crying Trump Clip
Dan Drezner has been curating a Twitter thread that’s thousands of posts long and spawned a book on the argument that Donald Trump’s exhibits the bad traits of a toddler and is treated as such by his staff. Now, his opponent is taking it a step further.
HuffPo (“Biden Drops Debate Clip With Crying Emoji Over Trump’s Face, Asks ‘Had Enough?’“):
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden told President Donald Trump to just “shut up” during the presidential debate on Tuesday after Trump’s repeated interruptions, and it’s become the Biden campaign’s latest piece of ammunition.
In a clip posted to social media, Biden’s team edited the exchange to include a crying emoji pasted over Trump’s face and added in the sounds of a wailing baby in the background.
The video’s caption simply asks: “Had enough?”
Here’s the clip in question:
Honestly, I wish Biden would leave this sort of thing for teenagers. It’s simply beneath his dignity.
It’s one thing to say “Will you shut up, man?” to the President of the United States in exasperation. It’s not exactly presidential but it’s perfectly understandable—and demonstrates far more self-control than many of Trump’s opponents would have mustered.
This is just silliness that wins him not a single vote.
Again, I don’t mind the meme. It’s moderately cute. But let someone else tweet it out, not the next President of the United States.