A new animated commercial for the Joe Biden campaign that calls on voters to silence Donald Trump has been seen more than two million times.
The minimalist clip zooms in on a ballot and shows an empty ballot, which moves in imitation of Trump’s mouth, while the president’s rhetoric plays in the background.
“All this with global warming and that, much of it is a hoax,” Trump’s voice booms as the circle moves to the beat of his voice.
“It will gradually cool down, just watch,” Trump continues in an audio clip taken from a roundtable discussion with scientific experts on the California forest fire crisis in September 2020.
The Biden campaign also runs in Comedy Central and Adult Swim with this animated ad focused on climate change pic.twitter.com/0OjZnqz3PZ
– Johnny Verhovek (@JTHVerhovek) October 29, 2020
The story continues: “I am an environmentalist, many people don’t understand it…”
Trump’s voice, however, is muffled and barely audible when a pen comes on the screen and begins to fill in the constituency.
As the circle is filled, Trump’s voice becomes muffled and the camera pans out to show a black circle filled to represent a vote for Biden.
The ballot is then sealed and thrown into an official ballot box.
“Silence him. Vote by throwing in the ballot box,” the display reads.
The ad, which will be broadcast during the nightly program block of Comedy Central and the cartoon network, Adult Swim, is likely to target younger voters.
The focus on climate change is also likely to appeal to younger voters, who have indicated that climate protection is a key concern in the upcoming elections.
The latest Biden campaign spots have brought climate change to the fore as a central issue in securing votes before election day.
In the last few days, Biden himself has posted a number of contributions on the topic of climate on Twitter.
“I believe in science. Donald Trump does not. It’s as simple as that, people,” the Democratic presidential candidate wrote on Thursday.
“The future of our planet is on the ballot,” he told his supporters on Wednesday.
I believe in science.
Donald Trump does not.
It’s that simple, folks.
– Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) October 29, 2020
The future of our planet is on the ballot. pic.twitter.com/fWtwYOmycR
– Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) October 28, 2020
A commercial currently running on MSNBC shows a young firefighter who says, “The earth is changing.
“Our forests are changing. We have the science, we have the technology, but if we don’t have the leadership that believes in it, there is no funding. There’s no support.”
Biden posted the ad on Twitter and titled it: “On Tuesday we must vote Donald Trump out of office and treat the climate crisis as the existential threat it is”.
Last month, in a speech in Delaware, Biden branded the president as a “climate arsonist” and “climate denier.
“If you give a climate arsonist four more years in the White House, why should you be surprised when more of America is on fire? asked Biden.
Biden has been a climate protection advocate in the past.
In 1987, he was one of the first senators to introduce a climate bill to create an executive-level task force to develop a strategy to assess and respond to global warming.
“Even if this is decades away, the most serious consequences of global warming could prove inevitable if we don’t act now to prevent it,” he said at the time.
“Our failure to act proactively when the dangers are clearly visible would be an unforgivable dereliction of duty to our children and all of humanity not yet born”.
In July of this year, Biden announced a plan to invest $2 trillion in clean energy, efficiency and resilient infrastructure projects.
Trump has called climate change a hoax in the past and said he did not believe in it.
The president has long expressed skepticism about climate change, and in 2012 he chirped out that he believes climate change is a Chinese hoax.
“The concept of global warming was created by the Chinese and for the Chinese in order to make US production uncompetitive,” he wrote.
“These very expensive GLOBAL WARMING bulls**t must stop. Our planet is freezing, temperatures are record-low, and our GW scientists are stuck in ice,” he continued the following year.
Conversely, he also called himself a “great environmentalist” and said he knew “more about the environment than most people.
Trump has also repeatedly said that the forest fires raging on the West Coast are probably a problem of forest management.
Tekk.tv has asked Trump and Biden’s campaigns for comments.
The concept of global warming was created by the Chinese and for the Chinese to make US production uncompetitive.
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 6, 2012
This very expensive GLOBAL WARMING bullshit must stop. Our planet is freezing, temperatures are at record lows, and our GW scientists are stuck in ice.
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 2, 2014…