President Biden Campaign Creates Digital Advertisement Using Trump’s ‘Bloodbath’ Comments As Biden’s border bloodbath Trends

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President Joe Biden campaign creates a new digital advertisement on Monday that pushed close to Donald Trump’s “bloodbath” comments during the weekend with a montage of Trump’s past incendiary rhetoric.

Biden’s campaign is looking to put money behind the ad, an official of the campaign told POLITICO, but it first created the video on Biden’s account on X.

The new ad, sent to the POLITICO, cuts to a scene from when far-right and white supremacist protesters descended on Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017, and it comes after a weekend of outrage over the comments. The Trump campaign and his political party, Republicans have criticized the media as taking his comments out of context, while President Biden campaign and his political party, Democrats warned that the remarks were another example of Trump issuing political violence.

During former president Trump’s rally in Dayton, Ohio, while speaking discussing the auto industry, Trump said it would be a “bloodbath for the country” if he isn’t elected in November.

“That’s going to be the least of it,” the former president remarked, then returning to telling participants at the venue that China would not be able to sell any vehicles it imports into the U.S. if he emerges president again.

Coverage of the remarks immediately caused a blowback for the former president, who has continued to employ increasingly heightened rhetoric as he paints a dark picture of United States under a second Biden term.

The former president’s campaign team slammed the media coverage as misleading, claiming that Trump was talking about the auto industry and the economy during that part of the speech.

“The Fake News made a big deal out of the word ‘Bloodbath,’ knowing that it was about our shrinking auto manufacturing business, and the fact that they use the same name all the time. They are sooo bad!” Trump said in a Truth Social post on Monday.

After the ad posted, Trump campaign spokesperson Steven Cheung sent a statement to POLITICO: “No amount of gaslighting from the Biden campaign can mask Biden’s Bloodbath he has brought all across America — from the disastrous Afghanistan withdrawal costing American lives, record number of illegals crossing the border to kill Americans, making America less safe with feckless foreign policy, and allowing rampant crime to explode in cities.”

President Biden’s campaign’s new advertisement starts with the “bloodbath” clip from Saturday, then added Trump’s comments from after the Charlottesville rally.

“You also had people that were very fine people on both sides,” Trump said in the clip from the ad.

The video also plays Trump’s “Stand back and stand by” comments about the Proud Boys, and a later interview in which he says he’ll pardon those facing charges related to Jan. 6. The video ends with Trump saying, “It’s going to be a bloodbath,” before casting a message that says “STOP TRUMP.”

“The Trump campaign can try to spin all they want, but the context is clear: their candidate has spent every moment since his first campaign encouraging and excusing political violence. Repeatedly. It’s not a bug, it’s a feature of Donald Trump’s extremism. We take Trump at his word — and voters will too,” said Biden campaign spokesperson Sarafina Chitika.