In a new video, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden used footage of NATO leaders talking about President Trump behind his back to make the case that he’s viewed as “dangerously incompetent and incapable of world leadership.”
The video shows Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and French President Emmanuel Macron, among others, mocking Trump over a lengthy impromptu press conference he held this week during the NATO summit. News anchors discussing the footage plays in the background.
"The world sees Trump for what he is: Insincere, ill-informed and corrupt...dangerously incompetent and incapable, in my view, of world leadership," Biden says in the ad.
"We need a leader the world can respect," the ad concludes.
The world is laughing at President Trump. They see him for what he really is: dangerously incompetent and incapable of world leadership.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) December 5, 2019
We cannot give him four more years as commander in chief. pic.twitter.com/IR8K2k54YQ
This, mind you, coming from a candidate who makes daily gaffes, displays some very weird behavior, and has often incoherent responses both on the debate stage and campaign trail. Plus, since he's talking about respect among world leaders, it's probably not a good look to be wrong “on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades." That, of course, coming from Robert Gates, who served as President Obama’s defense secretary.
While liberals heaped praise on Biden over the ad, conservatives weren't impressed.
Interesting tweet coming from a guy who doesn't know what country he's in most of the time.— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) December 5, 2019
Of course the leaders of foreign countries wish Joe Biden were president—they'd love to continue ripping off our country! pic.twitter.com/ej4opxF4HE— Trump War Room (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TrumpWarRoom) December 5, 2019
Joe Biden, running to be President of the United States, is worried about what the Canadians and the French think— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) December 5, 2019
Using a guy who got caught wearing blackface multiple times in a campaign ad is one of the dumbest things I've ever witnessed.— Beth Baumann (@eb454) December 5, 2019