Former Vice President Joe Biden isn’t exactly the most adept digital citizen in America. This may actually be the understatement of the week. If we’re being blunt, Biden has bumbled his way through the more modern vignettes of his 2020 campaign, showing his age in ways that can only be blamed on the team around him.
This puts Biden very much at odds with President Donald Trump, who may very well be the most influential Twitter user of all time.
So, when the coronavirus pandemic hit, and Biden was forced to take his campaign to the digital realm, Democrats prepared for the worst.
The former Vice President was soon in front of the cameras, wide-eyed and wondering just how any of this worked.
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Now, even in his long-scripted announcement of Kamala Harris as his running mate, there appear to be some odd coincidences that slipped past his team.
We’re all living in an age where every social media post is scrutinized down to the smallest detail, so you can imagine the rigorous inspection that Joe Biden’s Instagram post announcing Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate was subject to.
To the untrained eye, Biden is seen sitting at a smart desk dressed in a crisp shirt chatting with Harris on a sleek Apple laptop. The décor was something you’d see in a cavernous library at an illustrious New England university.
Here’s where it gets downright strange.
Benny Johnson, the chief creative officer at Turning Point USA, the conservative student organization, took to Twitter shortly after Biden’s announcement and identified a note tucked under the laptop that was tough to read but he said looked something like a “script.”
The Trump campaign seized on the photo and said in an email that Biden needed the paper to “understand why his handlers chose” Harris.
The tweet was damning.
3 VERY IMPORTANT THINGS about this photo of Joe Biden calling Kamala to offer her VP spot:
1. Biden has to read from a script that is clearly visible
2. Biden does not know how to hold an iPhone (it’s upside down)
3. The cartoon on Biden’s desk is a man screaming “WHY ME?!” pic.twitter.com/UJt4lruf40
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) August 11, 2020
The cartoon is particularly odd, given just how hard the Democrats have had to work to make Biden appear enthusiastic about accepting the party’s nomination for 2020.
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