Dec 5, 2019

Biden campaign video seizes on NATO leaders' hot mic on Trump

President Trump attends at the NATO summit in Watford, northeast of London, on Wednesday. Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images

Former Vice President Joe Biden's 2020 campaign seized on video of world leaders seemingly chuckling about President Trump at the NATO summit, including the hot mic clip, in an ad saying the "world is laughing at" Trump.

The big picture: Biden's video also features a clip from Trump's 2018 speech before the UN during which he was met with laughter when he said his administration "has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country."

What he's saying: Trump has yet to comment on Biden's video, but he called Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau "two-faced" for apparently gossiping about him to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron and Queen Elizabeth II's daughter, Princess Anne, on a hot mic at Buckingham Palace.

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Between the lines: The video that surfaced on Tuesday showed leaders including Trudeau, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron at Buckingham Palace gossiping about Trump on a hot mic.

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Former Vice President Joe Biden in Iowa during his "No Malarkey" bus tour. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Joe Biden's 2020 campaign is now running a TV version of his viral digital ad — which shows other world leaders laughing at President Trump at NATO — in Des Moines and Cedar Rapids.

Why it matters: The former vice president is leaning heavily on foreign policy to make his electability pitch to voters and demonstrate another clear contrast between himself and Trump.

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