Biden on Snapchat. Yep, Biden on Snapchat. Not something one would expect, but Sleepy Joe made an appearance on Snapchat, or as we may call it here, NapChat, this week, and young America was just not into it.
Peter Hamby, host of Good Luck America at Snapchat , noted in the interview that most of the internet thinks Joe is “creepy and old and out of touch and kinda lame.”
Biden on Snapchat: Blunders
So what did Joe Biden on Snapchat do this time?
- He forgot Andrew Yang’s name, called him Andrew Young.
- When asked how he can combat negative internet memes, he said “young people are not getting all their news from the internet.”
I don’t know what rock he’s living under, but I’d wager to say more often than not, teens are getting their news from the internet, the rest unfortunatley are getting it at school(during normal circumstances) in the form on CNN.
Biden on Snapchat: Interview with Peter Hamby
Speaking of Harvard, the Shorenstein Center up at Harvard did an analysis of all of the anti-Biden memes out there on the internet. According to them, the top three slogans they’re seeing, this is from the left and the right, are Dementia Joe, Sleepy Joe, Creepy Joe. Barack Obama reportedly said last week that his daughters had been showing him anti-Biden TikToks. Basically, there’s an entire discourse on the internet right now that’s painting you as creepy and old and out of touch and kind of lame. How do you fight back against that?
Read the Biden on Snapchat interview below:
[Chuckles] I can hardly wait to get onto the stage with Donald Trump. Look, I certainly miss being out on the trail connecting face-to-face to people. Trump is a master at laying nicknames on people and it’s this whole deal. But the vast majority of the voters out there, including young people, are not getting all their news from the internet. But I’m trying to compete there. We’re getting started late in the comparative sense. One hundred and two million video views across social media platforms since mid-March for me. And in addition to that, we’re trying to get out with a message that relates to the reality of what people are facing. Look at all these young people now who were getting out of high school, they were doing part-time jobs, they’re driving Ubers, they’re doing a whole range of things. The world’s changing, but we haven’t changed to accommodate their needs. And I think it’s just important to speak to that. And in terms of energy, I don’t have any problem comparing my energy level to Donald Trump, who I’m really resisting giving a nickname to.
Biden on Snapchat (Interview continued)
But how do you compete on the internet? There’s so many people giving you unsolicited advice, which I’m sure makes your staffers very happy, about how to fight back online. What do you need to do there?
Well, I’m sure we can do better on the internet. I’m positive of that. But if you notice, the more they write about the internet, the more my poll numbers go up, in terms of beating Trump. Nothing’s changed. We keep getting further and further ahead. So I’m not suggesting we can’t get better in the internet and social media platforms, but the fact is that we’re trying. Recent events—the Instagram question and answer with one of the leading soccer players in the world, the head of our women’s soccer team. The latest episode of the Here’s the Deal podcast with Andrew Yang talking about inclusive economy. Virtual travel days in Florida. We’re trying to get better with it. I can hardly wait to get out of being on my back porch here. What I’m trying to do is play by the rules, the rules set by the governors and others that I not be out. That we be socially keeping ourselves back right now. But I’m looking forward to the time as this begins to loosen up, to be able to go out and campaign and hold rallies and do the rest.
We leave you with this fine quote from Joe.
“Young people want the truth,” says the presumptive Democratic nominee. And “I sometimes say more than I mean, but no one doubts I mean what I say.”