The Democrat Party Presidential race is entering its most crucial phase.
Former President Obama finally got off the sidelines.
And Barack Obama entered the 2020 race. This is what he announced.
Former Vice President Joe Biden pitched his time as Barack Obama’s Vice President to black voters in a last ditch effort to win black voters in key Southern primary states.
A Republican Super PAC, The Committee to Defend the President, tried to knock down Biden’s numbers with black voters by airing an attack ahead of the South Carolina primary.
In the ad, a narrator blasted Biden for making false promises over his nearly 50 years in Washington to improve the lives of black Americans.
The ad then cut to an excerpt from Barack Obama’s 1995 memoir, “Dreams from My Father,” where Obama blasted the Democrat Party for “plantation politics” where Democrat politicians would ignore black voters, but black voters still overwhelmingly voted Democrat despite receiving nothing in return.
Patchen Haggerty of the Perkins Coie law firm – which was the same firm that the Clinton campaign passed money through to Fusion GPS to fund the Christopher Steele dossier – wrote an angry letter to the Committee to Defend the President.
“This unauthorized use of President Obama’s name, image, likeness, voice and book passage is clearly intended to mislead the target audience of the ad into believing that the passage from the audiobook is a statement that was made by President Barack Obama during his presidency, when it was in fact made by a barber in a completely different context more than 20 years ago. To this end, the Committee to Defend the President must immediately remove this ad … further the Committee to Defend the President must agree on behalf of itself and all affiliated entities to refrain from future misuse of President Obama’s intellectual property or right of publicity,” Haggerty fumed.
Barack Obama’s communications director Katie Hill made the former President’s thoughts known, calling the ad “misinformation” and “straight out of the Republican disinformation playbook.”
Hill also made it clear Obama wanted the ad off the air through a statement demanding South Carolina TV stations yank the ad off the air.
“In the interest of truth in advertising, we are calling on TV stations to take this ad down and stop playing into the hands of bad actors who seek to sow division and confusion among the electorate,” Hill declared.
Obama had previously kept his involvement in the 2020 campaign to closed-door meetings with Democrat Presidential candidates.
The former President even refused to endorse Joe Biden when Biden entered the race.
Obama having a staffer issue a statement demanding TV stations take down an anti-Biden ad is also a signal that Obama did not want to give the appearance he was implicitly endorsing Biden.
Great American Daily will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.