In the ad, Biden claims that electing Trump to four more years would make it very difficult to “recover America’s standing in the world.” It concludes with images of Biden and the message that America needs “a leader the world respects.”
During a reception at London’s Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, cameras and audio captured Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaking with French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. In the conversation, Trudeau criticized Trump for holding long press conferences during the NATO summit and said the Trump team’s jaws dropped “to the floor” at one point. He later clarified to reporters that he was referencing the moment when Trump announced that next year’s G7 meeting would be held at Camp David.
Trudeau denied the conversation was driven by malice and told reporters on Wednesday that he and Trump have a “very good” relationship and engaged in productive conversations while in London. However, the president’s critics pointed to the viral video as a reason not to vote for his re-election.
In a Thursday tweet, state Senator Wiley Nickel of North Carolina called Biden’s ad using the NATO video “very powerful.” Actress Alyssa Milano, a frequent Trump critic, labeled it the “best political ad of this primary.”
“If you’re a registered Republican-watch this,” Milano tweeted.
Although the video has been a source of criticism for Trump, the president championed his NATO trip as a great success. On Thursday, he tweeted that “tremendous things” were achieved in London and that “no president has ever achieved so much in so little time.”