*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.
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: