Former Vice President Joe Biden released a campaign ad on Wednesday, just hours after news broke that President Donald Trump, while attending the NATO summit in London, England, was being mocked by other world leaders
On Wednesday, video recording leaked of Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and French President Emmanuel Macron, apparently having a laugh at Trump’s propensity to make joint press conferences go on for too long.
Although the three do not use Trump’s name out loud in the “hot mic” moment, it’s clear they’re talking about him. Trudeau mentions that Macron was late to an unknown engagement because Trump “takes a 40-minute press conference off the top.”
The ridiculing statements from the three leaders came just days after the White House, on its Facebook account, had claimed Trump had “restore[d] respect for America on the world stage,” reporting from HillReporter.com pointed out.
The video from Biden’s campaign, entitled “Laughed At,” highlighted that moment, but also showcased other embarrassing moments for the president in the past where he appeared to be mocked on the world stage — including during a United Nations speech, where it seems the world is literally laughing at his outlandish statements.
“My administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country,” Trump said at that address.
The UN member nations’ delegations erupt in laughter in the video. “I didn’t expect that reaction, but that’s okay,” Trump responds, with the words “A President The World Is Laughing At” superimposed on the footage.
Other moments, including direct (and questionable) interactions with a number of world leaders, are also highlighted in the commercial.
Biden’s voice also comes up in the ad. “The world sees Trump for what he is: insincere, ill-informed, corrupt, dangerously incompetent, and incapable, in my view of world leadership,” Biden can be heard saying, according to USA Today. “And if we give Donald Trump four more years, we’ll have a great deal of difficulty of ever being able to recover America’s standing in the world.”
As of 12 hours after initially tweeting the ad from Biden’s Twitter account, the commercial has been viewed almost 5 million times, and retweeted nearly 40,000 times.