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The Margin: Trump shares fake video of Biden playing NWA’s anti-police hit and Twitter labels it ‘manipulated’

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Joe Biden speaks during a Hispanic Heritage Month event at the Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fla.


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Joe Biden steps up to the microphone, presses play and starts bobbing his head to the beat of NWA’s controversial rap hit “F— tha Police.”

Obviously a fake.

President Trump got such a kick out of it — or perhaps thought his base would actually believe it — that he shared it twice with his 86 million Twitter
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Twitter slapped a “manipulated” tag on the clip, but that didn’t stop Trump from repeatedly posting the video on Wednesday to the delight of many of his fans.

Here’s the song Biden actually played at the event:

Clearly, the edited clip was meant to mock Biden in the face of accusations levied against the former vice president for allegedly backing measures to defund the police.

Here’s an example from back in July:

Biden has said the claims are false.

“I don’t want to defund police departments,” he told ABC News in an interview last month. “I think they need more help, they need more assistance, but that, look, there are unethical senators, there are unethical presidents, there are unethical doctors, unethical lawyers, unethical prosecutors, there are unethical cops. They should be rooted out.”

Trump’s most recent attacks on Biden are part of a broader disinformation campaign across social media on behalf of the president.

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