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Presidential Election: 11/3/20 ---Now the President Elect Joe Biden Thread


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2 hours ago, spjunkies said:

Unless trumpster takes a dramatic turn Biden would be wise to stay in attack mode. 


If you’ve listened toBiden (and Harris) today, he’s done a remarkable job of wellwishing Trump with respect to his condition but also destroying his response to the virus and basically connecting Trumps failed leadership to all of America’s problems. 
 

 

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Fact check: Trump campaign runs Facebook ads featuring fake image of Biden wearing earpiece

 

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump's campaign has been serially dishonest on social media, repeatedly using altered or deceptively clipped videos and images to try to make opponent Joe Biden appear senile.

 

The Trump campaign is now running yet another series of inaccurate ads.
 
Trump allies baselessly hinted before Tuesday's presidential debate that Biden was seeking to use an earpiece on stage, presumably to get real-time instructions from advisers.
 
Biden did not wear an earpiece, and there is no evidence he ever sought to wear one. (There is a history of phony conspiracy theories about debate earpieces.) But the Trump campaign nonetheless launched a series of still-image Facebook ads that purport to show a photo of Biden wearing an Apple-style white earpiece in his right ear.
 
 
Some of the ads feature a white circle around that part of the image, as if showing people where to look to see that Biden has been caught.
 
Facts First: The Trump ads' image of Biden wearing an earpiece is not authentic. The image was manipulated to add the earpiece to a real photo that shows Biden without an earpiece.
 
The Trump campaign, in fact, is also running some anti-Biden ads that use that same Biden photo without the earpiece edited in.
 
The Trump campaign's communications director, Tim Murtaugh, said in a Thursday email in response to CNN's request for comment that the ads featuring the earpiece are "obvious satire" of what he claimed was the Biden campaign's decision to agree to a pre-debate earpiece inspection and then changing its mind.
 
There is no proof this happened. Regardless, it is not at all obvious that the ads are meant to be satirical. Some of the ads say things like "Joe's BEGGING for breaks during the debate! CHECK JOE'S EARS! He REFUSED drug test & DECLINED an earpiece inspection!" Others say, "WHO IS IN JOE'S EAR?"
 
And Trump and his campaign have made an entirely serious, months-long effort to convince the public that Biden's mind is not up to the job. They have repeatedly suggested, again baselessly, that Biden is incapable of speaking coherently without the aid of a teleprompter or even drugs.
The earpiece ads -- some of which were still active as of Friday, three days after the debate -- have collectively been seen millions of times, according to statistics from Facebook's publicly accessible ad database. Facebook does not fact check politicians' ads.
 
It's not clear whether the Trump campaign did its own photoshop job or took the altered image from elsewhere.
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14 hours ago, BatteredFanSyndrome said:

I'm not saying its sound strategy, just fitting for him and 2020 in general.  He's been pulling anything he can to create chaos for this election.  I actually brought this up somewhere on this board long, long ago - that I could see him faking it, for the purpose of selling some snake oil cure and portraying the virus as weak.

Thats exactly what I'm saying as well.

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I don't remember seeing this posting anywhere. Sorry if it was.

 

I know there is covid specific thread, but this a pragmatic look at what happen if trump is really sick and what outcome we should really be looking for. The short answer is - while many may be rooting for a negative outcome (I still think that is wrong no matter who it is), even from a pragmatic viewpoint it's not a good outcome. If mods believe it shoudl be in the Covid thread, please let me know and I will gladly delete here and move it. 

 

We need him healthy on election day so he and more importantly his policies and beliefs can be soundly defeated at the polls. If the worst happens (again I am NOT rooting for this for anyone), he becomes a martyr even if Biden wins. His followers will not have gotten the beatdown at the polls through his loss that we need to push them back under the rocks they came out from under. 

 

 

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