Thursday, January 21, 2021

‘They Keep Stooping Lower and Lower’: Harry Belafonte Responds After Dragged into Trump Campaign Video Trickery (Watch)

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Harry Belafonte – Getty Images

*Harry Belafonte released a statement after a senior aide to Donald Trump posted a doctored video that made it look like Joe Biden was catching a nap when a local news anchor attempted to interview him via satellite.

The video was In fact from 2011, when Belafonte was doing a series of press junket interviews and lost audio contact with the local station in Bakersfield, CA. Dan Scavino, a senior aide to Trump and White House director of social media, tweeted the video out on Sunday from his private account. It was made to look like a news anchor was trying to interview Biden, trying to wake him up.

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A screenshot from the since-deleted video tweeted Sunday by Dan Scavino, a communications director with President Donald Trump. It was manipulated to depict Joe Biden falling asleep during a TV interview.

The sound of snoring also was added to the video, which received more than 2.1 million views.

“They keep stooping lower and lower,” Belafonte said in a statement.  “A technical glitch in an interview I did nine years ago now becomes another one of their lies, more of their fake news. I beg every sane American: please vote them out. I knew many who gave their life for the right to vote. Never has it been so vital to exercise that right.”

Here’s the original video:

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