'Cry Me a River': Biden campaign trolls Trump with Justin Timberlake song over 'worse than Lincoln' comments

Trump recently complained about how the media has treated him worse than any other president in US history


                            'Cry Me a River': Biden campaign trolls Trump with Justin Timberlake song over 'worse than Lincoln' comments
Joe Biden, Justin Timberlake (Getty Images)

It looks like former vice president Joe Biden is upping his social media game as we approach the November election.

The Democratic presumptive nominee just used Justin Timberlake's Grammy-winning hit 'Cry Me a River' as a part of his 2020 campaign, in an attempt to troll President Donald Trump, Breitbart reports.

Social media accounts for Biden released the brand new campaign advertisement which heckles Trump after he recently bemoaned how the media has treated him "worse" than any other president in US history.

“Over 1 million cases of Covid-19. Almost 70,000 dead. What is upsetting President Trump? Tough questions from the press,” Biden’s Twitter account wrote, alongside the video.

“Cry me a river, Mr President,” the title read.

Justin Timberlake poses with the Contemporary Icon Award backstage during the Songwriters Hall Of Fame 50th Annual Induction And Awards Dinner at The New York Marriott Marquis on June 13, 2019, in New York City (Getty Images)

The creative campaign ad features Justin Timberlake's 2002 hit sliced with a number of edited clips from the president's Lincoln Memorial town hall hosted by Fox News.

“I am greeted with a hostile press, the likes of which no president has ever seen,” the president is heard complaining in the video.

While Biden's campaign is attempting to insinuate that Trump should be focusing on the coronavirus pandemic instead of his treatment by the press, the president has been conducting daily press briefings about how his administration is working towards beating the deadly pathogen.

Furthermore, several prominent personalities in Hollywood and mainstream media have been pushing for news organizations to boycott the broadcast of the daily Covid-19 task force briefings.

CNN and MSNBC have already started cutting away from the said briefings, refusing to air the press conferences in their entirety. MSNBC host Rachel Maddow has insisted that “all of us should stop broadcasting it, honestly.”

“It’s going to cost lives,” Maddow said of Trump's briefings on the coronavirus.

This comes just days after the president said "everybody" liked watching him spar with reporters at the White House briefing room — even senior citizens who he was told did not approve of the hostile exchanges.

“A lot of people love when the press hits me, you know, when I go at it with the press — they like it,” Trump told the New York Post. “I have a feeling everybody likes it because, you know, it’s more exciting than sitting there falling asleep.”

“I was told that some people didn’t like the combative attitude so much. And I can a little bit understand that," he continued. "But I would say from the standpoint of watching it and wanting to watch, that would be more interesting than having boring questions asked," he said.

“And you know, at the same time, they shouldn’t be asking the same question every press conference just trying to get a rise, you know," he added.

President Donald Trump talks to journalists as he departs the White House on May 05, 2020, in Washington, DC (Getty Images)

Trump also shed some light on how soon the White House coronavirus briefings would be resumed.

“You know, we didn’t stop them. I mean, this is breaking, this, but we didn’t stop them. Because we’ll probably do maybe one a week, sometimes two depending on the news, but Kayleigh’s (McEnany) going to be able to do them,” he said.

“We’ll do them. We get a lot of people watching, and it’s the way that you get around fake news,” Trump told the outlet. “In other words, I have a much bigger audience than anybody’s ever had.”

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