‘Yes We Can Again’ trends after Barack Obama backs Joe Biden for president in Super PAC ad
In the video shared by The Democratic Alliance, Biden says of Trump, "This guy has generated a sense out there that the people are waking up to that he ran by deliberately dividing people"
On Saturday, August 1, The Democratic Coalition, also known as the Democratic Coalition Against Trump, an American super political action committee (Super PAC), launched a video supporting presidential candidate Joe Biden.
In the video shared by The Democratic Coalition, we see former President Barack Obama in conversation with Biden. The tweet was captioned, “Character matters. We need a real President who will unite this country, revive the economy, end the epidemic, and restore our America's standing in the world. A President with character, empathy, and experience. That is @JoeBiden.”
Character matters.— Democratic Coalition (@TheDemCoalition) August 1, 2020
We need a real President who will unite this country, revive the economy, end the epidemic and restore our America's standing in the world.
A President with character, empathy and experience.
That is @JoeBiden.#YesWeCanAgain! pic.twitter.com/JZx1VqL6w4
In the video, Biden says, "There are two ways in which presidents motivate people; by doing something really ennobling, important, and people go, 'Oh' or to do something really bad." He further said as the video intercut to footage of policemen attacking Black Lives Matter protesters, "This guy has generated a sense out there that the people are waking up to that he ran by deliberately dividing people."
Obama then spoke to Biden about the latter's experience in being in the White House during a crisis, about passing laws, about "how lonely it can be to make tough decisions," and more. The ad ends with a voiceover that says Democratic presidents have always taken responsibility, especially when it comes to matters of national security.
The ad campaign, with the hashtag "Yes we can again" turned into a Twitter trend within hours and had more than 50,000 people tweeting under it at the time of writing this report.
The trend included Twitter accounts that were directly linked with Democrats, including podcasters and pundits who expressly support the party. Many also were tweeting memes about the Trump regime. A popular one seemed to feature a photoshopped image of Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump, and Jared Kushner in orange overalls, inside a prison.
But there were also other tweets. A Twitter account proclaimed, “I don’t want bounties on our soldiers and not anything is done about it! #YesWeCanAgain,” referring to an explosive New York Times piece from late-June that said the Russian military intelligence’s Unit 29155 allegedly offered bounties to militants in Afghanistan to kill U.S. soldiers and other NATO troops there and that the U.S. government was aware of the situation. Another Twitter account wrote, "Trump isn’t trying to win the election, he’s trying to steal it. Anyone who is telling you we win by default is lying.
I don’t want bounties on our soldiers and not anything done about it!!!!!#YesWeCanAgain— il padrino (@john_faidutti) August 1, 2020
The Washington D.C.-based Super PAC was formed in 2016 with the main goal of “making sure that Donald Trump never became President,” according to its website. The organization’s claimed present objectives include holding “the Trump White House accountable”, and “directly countering Trump -- along with the Republican elected officials and candidates who support him”.
The organization’s founding chairman, Jon Cooper, the former Democratic majority leader of the Suffolk County (NY) Legislature and the Long Island campaign chairman for President Barack Obama, left the Super PAC in early 2020 to take a position on the Joe Biden presidential campaign. The other co-founder, Scott Dworkin, was the former Deputy Director for the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Committee and the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.