US President Donald Trump, trying to convince voters that his challenger Joe Biden will promote violent crime, retweeted a fake video Wednesday claiming the Democrat was playing a crude anti-police rap song .
In the video, which Twitter later dubbed “manipulated media,” Biden stands on a podium, takes out his cell phone, and tells the audience, “I only have one thing to say.”
Then he seems to be playing N.W.A’s protest song “F ** k tha Police” from 1988 and dances with a slight smile.
After a few seconds, he jokes, “If I had the talent of one of these people, I would be elected president by acclamation.”
“China is drooling,” Trump writes about the retweet.
The problem is, Biden didn’t play the N.W.A. song.
The footage is from a campaign trip to Florida on Tuesday where Biden took out his cell phone and played “Despacito” for a few seconds.
The singer of the Latin hit, Luis Fonsi, had just introduced Biden at the event.
Trump has made his claim that he is protecting America from left-wing mobs a cornerstone of his re-election campaign. Polls show he is currently behind Biden.
On Tuesday, Trump shared a tweet from a supporter portraying Biden as a pedophile.