Obama Demands Removal of ‘Plantation’ Attack Advertisement Versus Biden

Obama Demands Removal of ‘Plantation’ Attack Advertisement Versus Biden

Lawyers for former President Barack Obama sent out a stop and desist letter demanding a pro-Trump group pull its attack ad that uses his voice to recommend that the previous Vice President Joe Biden is in favor of “plantation politics.”

The advertisement, developed by the Committee to Protect the President super PAC, began airing on television stations throughout South Carolina this Tuesday and is aimed at discouraging citizens from supporting Biden on Saturday’s primary contest.

” Joe Biden guaranteed to assist our community. Here’s President Obama,” the ad’s storyteller says.

Our new ad playing in South Carolina: @JoeBiden joined segregationists, composed a costs that disproportionately jailed African Americans, & blamed black moms and dads for inequality. He will not represent us. pic.twitter.com/9qkiOOYn0V

— Defend Trump (@Defend_Trump) February 26, 2020

The ad ends with the storytellers specifying: “Enough. Joe Biden won’t represent us, safeguard us, or assist us. Don’t think Biden’s empty promises.”

Perkins Coie lawyer Patchen Haggerty composed in a letter to the pro-Trump group: “This unapproved use of President Obama’s name, image, similarity, voice and book passage is clearly meant to mislead the target market of the ad into thinking that the passage from the audiobook is a declaration that was made by President Barack Obama during his presidency, when it remained in truth made by a barber in a totally different context more than 20 years earlier. To this end, the Committee to Defend the President must immediately remove this ad … further the Committee to Protect the President should settle on behalf of itself and all associated entities to refrain from future abuse of President Obama’s intellectual property or right of promotion.”

In a statement, Obama interactions director Katie Hill described the advertisement as “despicable” and “right out of the Republican disinformation playbook.”

” In the interest of fact in advertising, we are calling on TELEVISION stations to take this ad down and stop playing into the hands of bad actors who seek to plant department and confusion amongst the electorate,” Hill added.

Ted Harvey, who functions as chairman of the Committee to Safeguard the President, protected the advertisement in a declaration: “The Committee has a long history of handling Joe Biden, beyond Nevada and South Carolina. President Obama made a point in his book about Democrats paying lip-service to the African-American community and our company believe his point uses completely to Joe Biden.

” It took President Trump to lower black unemployment and develop tasks for the African-American community, in addition to passing criminal justice reform. Joe Biden, on the other hand, is merely providing lip-service for votes. That’s the point President Obama made in his book, and we have every right to use his own words– in his own voice– in the political online forum,” Harvey added.

The dust-up comes as Biden is anticipated to win South Carolina’s main election. He currently leads his Democrat presidential main challengers by 18 points, according to a Clemson University survey launched Wednesday.

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