President Biden’s 2014 campaign team has launched an account on former President Trump’s Truth Social, and immediately followed the former president.
Biden campaign officials said they are joining Truth Social for the purpose of “meeting voters where they are.”
“Republicans can’t even agree on a Speaker of the House, so clearly, not every Republican thinks the same,” a Biden campaign official sounded off.
We are “injecting our message” into GOP primary coverage and plan to combat “mis and disinformation” about President Biden that may appear on the social media platform.
“There’s very little ‘truth’ happening on Truth Social, but at least now it’ll be a little fun,” a senior Biden campaign aide said.
Campaign officials said they plan to hold “MAGA accountable on their own platform.” The officials pointed to the campaign’s existing account on “X,” previously known as Twitter, in which they post content of Republican politicians and candidates attacking their opponents.
“We will be leveraging the fact that Republicans can sometimes be our best messengers!’’ Likening the move to the Biden campaign “going into the lion’s den to point out Republicans’ hypocrisy and have a little fun at their own expense.”
In reacting to the Biden campaign’s move, Truth Social said it is a “free, open platform” and “welcomes anyone around the world to join.”
Joe Biden’s campaign’s first post was a series of clips featuring Republicans giving him credit for his response on Israel—and attacking his predecessor, Donald Trump, who owns the platform.
The account, which is under the handle @BidenHQ, wrote, “Well. Let’s see how this goes. Converts welcome,” in its first post. Rob Flaherty, Biden’s deputy campaign manager, posted on X, formerly Twitter, saying, “A thing about campaigns is sometimes you just do things for the lolz.”