Social media users are hammering President Donald Trump for sharing a fake video Wednesday morning that made it seem that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden was playing the NWA song “F— tha Police.”
It’s the latest example of Trump retweeting a fake, doctored or manipulated image or message from his Twitter account.
The tweet comes as the president is leaning into a law-and-order message on the campaign trail and as he trails Biden in national and swing-state polls.
“What is this all about?” Trump wrote over the fake video in which Biden is depicted as playing the NWA song from 1988 at a Hispanic Heritage Month event.
Twitter flagged the video as “manipulated media.”
In the original, widely shared version, Biden instead plays “Despacito” from his phone after being introduced by Puerto Rican artist Luis Fonsi, who released the song last year.
White House officials did not immediately return requests for comment.
Check Trump’s tweet and some of the reactions below:
What is this all about? https://t.co/AAmBGgHhyR
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 16, 2020
This is embarrassing to every single American. You are a Fool, A Clown. A Court Jester. A Carnival Barker. An Orange Carni.
Not a President.
— Mystery Solvent (@MysterySolvent) September 16, 2020
What is this all about?pic.twitter.com/l6spYTL25H
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) September 16, 2020
What is this about? It’s about a pathetic, terrified, panicked, desperate, dishonest, sick, twisted, racist sociopath acting in a manner that is unconscionably deranged even for a total fucking lunatic like you… #Trump
— Andy Ostroy (@AndyOstroy) September 16, 2020
— The Resistor Sister ♥️🇺🇸🦅🙏🏻 (@the_resistor) September 16, 2020
You’re sick for retweeting a false/doctored video of Biden. Regardless of if you like the guy or not, this is childish. Even your supporters can’t justify this & if so, they have a problem. This video/song of ‘F the Police’ NEVER happened at Biden’s presser & you know it.
— Brandon Bryant (@brandonbryantTV) September 16, 2020
It's about manipulating the video. It's about manipulating the truth. It's about manipulating reality in a desperate attempt to stay if office. It's about deceiving the American people. It's about you pushing a false narrative again.
I cannot wait until you are out of office.
— Mary E. McGlynn (@MaryEMcGlynn) September 16, 2020
How despicable for the POTUS to share this on his official account. @TwitterSafety should remove your acct for your repetitive abuse of their platform and spreading these manipulated, misleading and false videos. #removeTRUMP
— 🌊🇺🇸Zelda-Y’all #BLM🤗✊🏻 (@IamZelda93) September 16, 2020
— Karey💕✌🏼 (@karshaner) September 16, 2020
Joe Biden is going to destroy you In the debates and in November
— Baligubadle (@Baligubadle1) September 16, 2020